Shrub Pruning

Maintain Your Landscape Foundation Plantings

Pruning Shrubs

The natural forests of the Pacific Northwest are characterized by several canopy layers—from the towering canopies of Douglas firs; to the under story shrubs including rhododendron and salal; down to ground-covering ferns. In Oregon’s urban forest, these shrubs can grow to be impressive foundation plantings over time, some reaching heights of thirty feet or more.

Our experts recommend regular pruning of your shrubs throughout their life to promote a balanced, strong, open structure and minimize breakages, disease, and growth infringement on surrounding plants and buildings. Proper pruning of shrubs and trees involves technique and timing and is important to maintain a healthy, strong structure and maximize flowering. Our arborists excel at careful ornamental hand pruning of prized shrubs of all sizes.