When we come and give ourselves fully into the hands of Jesus and are born from above, it's quite easy to become enamored with the foliage that Jesus has created and it can lead to pride. Once we see the fruitlessness of the foliage, however, we then see and understand our great need of pruning. Thankfully, our work is NOT to prune ourselves (or others) but rather to trust in the great precision of our Father, who will do the work, as long as we're willing to endure it.
If you're in the midst of this process, then lift up your hands and praise the mighty name of Jesus! It will lead to much fruit, but the foliage has to go!