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Professional Pruning

Creating your perfect outdoor space is one thing, but perhaps you don't have the time to maintain it as well as you'd like? That's where we can help - our professional tree and shrub pruning services can just the thing to ensure that your private sanctuary remains every bit as perfect throughout the year as it was when it was first designed.

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Proper Pruning

Proper pruning improves the health and appearance of shrubs. It prolongs their useful life through the removal of undesirable branches, such as dead, weakened, diseased or those infected with insects. Pennine Environmental Solutions Ltd. certified arborists know the proper pruning procedures to help promote healthy growth.

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What is Pruning?

Pruning is a horticultural practice that alters the form and growth of a plant. Based on aesthetics and science, pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance. Many problems may be prevented by pruning correctly during formative years for a tree or shrub.

Reasons for pruning

  • 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.
  • Avoid topping trees. Removing large branches leaves stubs that can cause several health problems. It also destroys the plant's natural shape and promotes suckering and development of weak branch structure.

Prune to maintain plants

  • Encouraging flower and fruit development.
  • Maintaining a dense hedge.
  • Maintaining a desired tree form or special outdoor space forms.
  • Prune to improve plant appearance.

Why Do you need pruning services?

Appearance in the landscape is essential to a plant's usefulness. For most landscapes, a plant's natural form is best. Avoid shearing shrubs into tight geometrical forms that can adversely affect flowering. Alter a plant's natural form only if it needs to be confined or trained for a specific purpose. When plants are pruned well, it is difficult to see that they have been pruned! Prune to:

  • Control plant size.
  • Keep evergreens well-proportioned.
  • Remove unwanted branches, waterspouts, suckers, and undesirable fruiting structures that detract from plant appearance.
  • Prune to protect people and property.
  • Remove dead branches
  • Have hazardous trees taken down
  • Prune out weak or narrow-angled tree branches that overhang homes, parking areas, and sidewalks — anyplace falling limbs could injure people or damage property.
  • Eliminate branches Eliminate branches that interfere with street lights, traffic signals, and overhead wires.
  • Prune branches that obscure vision at intersections.
  • For security purposes, prune shrubs or tree branches that obscure the entry to your home.
  • Pruning begins at planting time
  • Pruning is really the best preventive maintenance a young plant can receive. It is critical for young trees to be trained to encourage them to develop a strong structure.
  • Too many young trees are pruned improperly or not pruned at all for several years. By then it may become a major operation to remove bigger branches, and trees may become deformed.