Regular pruning is essential to ensure your trees have a long, healthy life. But pruning is much more than sawing off limbs – correct technique and timing is critical if you want the best results. These articles provide tips for how to prune your trees to encourage growth and enhance their natural shape.

Why Prune Your Trees?

January 16, 2015 // 19 Comments

Pruning is much more than the simple act of sawing off limbs and should be a regular part of all tree and shrub maintenance programs. Proper pruning encourages strong growth, (Read more...)

Tree Pruning Methods

November 16, 2014 // 7 Comments

Proper tree pruning is an art based on scientific principles of plant physiology. At its most basic level, pruning trees involves removing damaged, dead or structurally weak (Read more...)

Tree Pruning Dos and Don’ts

September 16, 2014 // 120 Comments

DO: Ask your arborist or tree care company if they prune according to the American National Standards Institute standard for tree pruning, which is called ANSI A300. This (Read more...)

Utility Tree Pruning

June 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

We all know that trees are one of the top reasons for utility service interruptions. Utility pruning programs are necessary to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of vital (Read more...)

Tree Pruning FAQs

March 19, 2014 // 8 Comments

Q: What is the best time of year to prune? Although it all depends on your pruning objectives, most trees can be pruned year-round, if pruned properly. In fact, winter can (Read more...)

Over-pruning endangers Florida palms

February 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and use correct safety methods when pruning palms. Only professionals should climb palms when pruning. (Read more...)

Daily Tree Planting Care

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Once your tree is safely planted, what is the proper care to ensure success? Water Your Tree: Until your tree is thoroughly established (typically one to two years), water it (Read more...)