Pruning helps add beauty and value to your property. Depending on the soil, sunlight, and origin, trees and shrubs can grow fast. Overgrown trees and shrubs can block sunlight from you yard, grow onto houses, causing costly damage, and decay if they grow into each other while fighting for the nutrients and sunlight they need to thrive.
Rather than removing an overgrown tree or shrub, why not prune it instead. By properly pruning, you can allow it to grow and enhance the beauty of your yard and landscape. Whether it’s a tree that adds curb appeal or gives you privacy from your surrounding neighbors — having the tree well kept will insure that it will be there for many years to come. It’s better, and more cost worthy to be proactive rather than forced to remove and replant.
Reasons for Pruning:
- Shape to match landscape
- Interior Pruning (Thin out the tree or shrub allowing sunlight through)
- Safety (Removing all dead branches, and problem areas which may lead to disease)
When trees and shrubs are pruned, a multitude of benefits occur:
- Light is allowed into the center of the shrub, stimulating new shoot development.
- More flowering wood is developed throughout the shrub.
- Total leaf surface area is increased, resulting in a healthier plant.
- Increased air circulation within the shrub discourages unwelcome pests.
- Size and shape of the shrub is easier to control.
- The natural form of the plant is revealed.
Frequency of Pruning
Prune mature deciduous shrubs every year. This is necessary to control size, maintain an attractive shape, promote a vigorous healthy shrub, and to perpetuate flowering wood.