Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Prune to promote plant health
- Remove dead or dying branches injured by disease, severe insect infestation, animals, storms, or other adverse mechanical damage.
- Remove branches and branch stubs that rub together.
Prune to maintain plants in a landscape
- Encouraging flower and fruit development
- Maintaining a dense hedge
- Maintaining a desired tree form or special garden formation
Prune to improve plant appearance
Appearance of a landscape is essential to a plant's display, look and feel. For most landscapes, a plant's natural form is best. When plants are pruned well, it is difficult to see that they have been pruned!
Prune to protect people and property
- Removal of hazardous trees
- Prune and/or remove dead branches and shrubbery
- Pruning weak or narrow-angled tree branches that overhang homes, parking areas, and sidewalks - anyplace falling limbs could injure people or damage property
- Pruning branches that obscure vision at intersections
For security purposes, prune shrubs or tree branches that obscure the entry to your home