Hantho Outdoor Services

Winter Pruning: Tree and Plant Health

Winter is an important time for your commercial landscape – Here’s a few quick tips we use for our landscaping clients:

    • When pruning, first prune out dead and diseased branches.
    • Remove rubbing or crossing limbs to improve structure
    • Then remove the overgrown and smaller branches to increase light and air at the crown of the tree
    • Prune on a mild, dry day.
    • Prune to control shrub size or height (formal shrubs and landscapes only)
    • Prune To improve form or shape when dealing with formal hedges or ornamental evergreens
    • Remove older stems periodically to continually renew the shrub.

In general, your goal is to keep the branches that develop or maintain the structure of the tree.

Rejuvenation Pruning

This is generally done to shrubs that are old or overgrown. All of the stems are cut to the ground in hopes of healthier new ones. It may take a few years for shrubs to regain their form. However a large and overgrown shrub can be brought back to a manageable and safe size.

Now is the time to look at your properties and get a long term plan for all the plants and trees. Have tree or shrub work you have been putting off.

Have questions? Contact us at: (763) 477-5011 or sales@hanthofarms.com

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