Pruning

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Pruning is important to a tree’s health, appearance, and function.  We offer both tree pruning and shrub pruning.

Proper pruning is an art and a science.  With so many variations of pruning styles, it is important to hire an arborist who truly knows how and why branches should be cut.  Pruning should start when a tree is just a sapling, and continue for the rest of its life.  Too often, trees are neglected until they show their weaknesses during high winds.

At H&H Arborists, tree health is the priority.  Sometimes however, trees must be pruned to facilitate other needs.  For example, trees may become too large for their location, or obstruct a light or power line. Typically, a standard pruning job will remove any dead, dying, and diseased limbs. Certain species require thinning of live branches, where others do not.  We can also correct some structural problems, reducing the risk of limb failure.

H&H would rather prune your tree now to prevent removal later.

Shrubs need attention too.  Most shrubs should be pruned twice each growing season, with varying schedules based on the species.  The most common mistake is not pruning every season, allowing shrubs to become over mature and out of control.  If shrubs are maintained they’re healthier, look better, retain size longer, and cost less per pruning.  A typical shrub pruning program involves an aggressive prune during the dormant season to help maintain size, and a post flowering prune during the growing season to maintain shape and promote future flower production