Tree Pruning

pruningYoung Tree Training

YTT is the most important pruning practice.  It is done to establish a dominant leader by subordinating competing stems, space major branches apart by removing or shortening nearby branches, and anticipate future form and function. Train and prune early to avoid cutting large branches later, and to reduce future tree care costs.

Mature Tree Pruning

Mature Tree Pruning (Crown Cleaning) is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, interfering and weakly attached branches in the tree’s crown in order to enhance the tree’s health.

Pruning Shrubbery

The general rule of thumb is prune for reduction after flowering. Pruning is a skill that is developed with time, education and experience and is species-specific. Please don’t hesitate to call us and we can discuss techniques required for your plants.

Shearing Hedges

This is practiced in late spring for containment of new growth and again in late summer for dormant season tidiness.