Pruning shrubs can improve plant vigor and increase flower size and abundance. Aside from having healthier and more beautiful looking shrubs, pruning provides opportunity for the removal of dead, damaged and diseased parts. Pruning also offers the chance to cut-back large branches or entirely remove older stems that may have out-grown their allotted space thus rejuvenating an otherwise over-grown plant. Every variety of shrub has a distinct growth habit or pattern of branch development, being able to identify this structure and understand its response to different pruning techniques is essential for assisting in healthy plant development and preservation. North Eastern Tree Care is the home of Board Certified Master Arborists, Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals and Master Gardeners who are well versed in the proper pruning techniques to bring your landscape to the next level.
Perennial woody shrubs are often the showiest plants in the landscape providing variety in leaf color, size and texture. Their flowers are often the first sign of spring, they bloom all through summer and offer the last glimpse of fall. Improper pruning can have a lasting effect on a shrubs health and beauty, protecting your investment by hiring the experts at North Eastern Tree Care who understand each plants needs and response to different pruning techniques is a priority.
There are several windows of opportunity within each shrubs annual growth cycle that allow for different types of pruning. The professionals at North Eastern Tree Care can show you how the winter months are the best time for structural pruning, heavily reducing a shrubs size, removing large older parts or re-establishing a neglected older plant. Plants expend most of their stored energy in spring producing leaves which are their primary food source. It is critical that plants recapture dissipated energy from their foliage through the growing season, for this reason all moderate to heavy pruning should be completed when the plants are dormant. For spring flowering shrubs, light canopy shaping or reduction pruning cuts can be made immediately after the plants bloom which generally allows enough time for new leaves and flower buds to mature for next year flowers. Mid-summer allows for dead-heading spent flowers, light shaping of established shrubs and removing any exceptionally vigorous sprouts. Meet with your North Eastern Tree Care professional today who can guide you through the proper pruning techniques that your shrubs need to thrive.
Chris came by yesterday and toured the property. I am extremely impressed by his vast knowledge of all things trees! He is definitely a credit to the professionalism of your company.
“Service is Par none! We have used several tree care companies over the years and this one is the first one that does what they say they will do, when they say they will do it. They come on time, they techs and arborists are knowledgeable about the service as well as about my property and the reps are respectful and polite. We had an issue with a tree in our front yard recently and their arborist was very helpful in determining that the tree did not need to be removed. With treatment, it is budding nicely and we couldn’t be happier. They also have an A rating and are accredited by the BBB, which speaks for itself. Beware of other companies offering lower prices, you won’t get the same service or experience.”
I was very impressed with the response time to my inquiry. I got a call back within hours. My estimate was done within 2 business days, and the work was completed the day after I agreed to the service. I did not quote out the job to other contractors as my birch tree needed urgent treatment, but the price seemed reasonable so I am giving 5 stars. I was impressed that the arborist sent to quote the job knew in advance of the concerns I had expressed to the owner about the use of chemicals due to my dogs health, and planned my treatment accordingly. I was very pleased and would definitely recommend them and use them again myself
“The person arrived when promised and gave me a complete evaluation
of the trees on my property. He found one small tree that needed spraying and did so –
no charge. He then told me what I should do to bring back the tree to good health.
I would call them again without hesitation.”