Trees and bushes usually require trimming throughout the year; this is "Pruning." According to Mike Zins and Deborah Brown from The University of Minnesota Extension, Pruning is a horticultural practice that alters the form and growth. Based on aesthetics and science, pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance. We can prevent problems by pruning correctly during the appropriate time of year.

*Please note we do not prune trees, only bushes, and other plants


Why we Prune? 

  • To improve the plant's appearance 
  • To protect people and property 
  • To encourage growth, flower and fruit development 
  • To Maintain a dense hedge
  • Remove dead or dying branches injured by disease, severe insect infestation, animals, or storms

When to Prune? 

 "Different strokes for different folks" applies. The time pruning takes place is based upon the type of plant. (Click Here) for a guide on when to prune.  


  • The winter is the best time to prune most plants 
  • After blooming 
  • Before new growth in the spring
  • We can prune hedges in spring and late summer 
  • After plant tissue has become damaged