Pruning for the Health of Your Trees and Shrubs

Pruning for the Health of Your Trees and Shrubs

Pruning is a natural part of every plant’s life cycle. Old growth is shaded out by newer growth, low hanging tender shoots are eaten by wild animals, and storms bring down weakened limbs.

Horticultural pruning improves the health and beauty of shrubs and bushes by preserving the best branches and removing damaged or unhealthy limbs before they become an entry point for disease or create a risk for storm damage.

Proper pruning removes branches and plant parts that are of little use to the plant and redirects the plant’s resources to its vital, growing parts. A well-pruned tree or shrub produces more flowers and more fruit, and develops stronger, healthier limbs.