Before you prune, you need to know the “what” and the “why” to help you determine the when.
Generally, light pruning, like the removal of dead branches, crosses,
rubs, misdirected branches and some shaping can be done most any time.
When it comes to flowering trees and shrubs, pruning can affect the
bloom so the timing is important. Spring is a good time for trimming evergreens like arborvitae, junipers,
yews, box-woods, and the like. It’s easier to thoroughly prune,
clean up and shape many deciduous trees like birch, maple, sycamore, oaks
and others in the fall and early spring because they aren't leafed out. Some of those species
may “bleed” at their cuts, but that’s natural, not harmful and will
We’d be happy to provide you with a free estimate.
We know the right time to prune your plants. Just as importantly, we know what not to do to your plants. Our crews are experienced and before we do anything we'll meet with you, find out what you want and discuss how to best achieve a healthy, well-pruned landscape. We'll do a good, thorough job cleaning up and will haul off and dispose all the pruning debris.
Contact us with your pruning concerns. We can help, and do it right.