2 Prune or not 2 prune

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. Early spring is a good time for trimming evergreens like arborvitae, junipers, yews, boxwoods, and the like. It’s also easier to thoroughly prune, clean up and shape many deciduous trees like birch, maple, sycamore, oaks and others because they haven’t leafed out yet. Some of those species may “bleed” at their cuts, but that’s natural, not harmful and will stop. Fall and winter are when we can get in and do some heavy pruning and shaping.

Contact us with your pruning concerns. We can help, and do it right.