When it comes to pruning we use proper techniques that will keep your plants growing healthy and vibrant (We won't "poodle prune" your garden). Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub, while improper pruning can ruin or greatly reduce its landscape potential. Pruning is one of the most important cultural practices for maintaining woody plants, including ornamental trees and shrubs, fruits and nuts. It involves both art and science: art in selecting the right pruning cuts, and science in knowing how and when to prune for maximizing plant benefits.

Green leaf japanese maple

We have enjoyed pruning this Japanese Maple for a number years and has really grown into a magnificent tree. Every winter, after the tree has gone dormant, we will go through and thin the tree to make room for new growth, as well as cleaning out any deadwood. With the leaves out of the way in winter, it is easy to see the branch structure and, in turn, make the right cut. If pruning selectively, almost any time is a good time to prune these trees.


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It is common for Japanese Maples to become dense with growth, thus hiding the elegant branching structure and “bones” of the plant. A dense canopy can shade out interior growth; resulting in a layer of deadwood from a lack of air circulation and sunlight. Periodic thinning, or layering, is a common technique to help open centers; revealing the structure of the shrubs and providing a more translucent look


Mophead Hydrangea

We take special care in pruning these Hydrangeas year after year, consistently rewarding our client with spectacular blooms every summer. Hard pruning in late winter or early spring can help produce larger flowers in summer. 

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fruit tree pruning

Apple trees offer several varieties, shapes, and sizes allowing us to choose a unique shape that best fits your landscape. Pruning mature trees maintains its shape and encourage fruit production. It's important to prune out any suckers, competing leaders, downward growing branches and upward growing interior branches. 


Japanese Black Pine

The pruning of pines for foliage and branch formation can be split into four basic areas; bud selection, candle pinching, shoot trimming and needle plucking. Over the years we have followed these pruning techniques to shape this beautiful Pine tree on Wing Point.