Tree Doctors         (610) 269-8733
Expert Tree Surgeons and Landscape Care serving 
        Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Lancaster Counties
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ProPruning

These programs are modeled after a typical plant health care plan at Longwood Gardens.

They are only available from the TREE DOCTORS!

A properly pruned plant looks better and stays healthier. Our specialists use a variety of professional pruning methods including rejuvenation, “1/3rd Rule”, thinning, size reduction, shearing and selective hand pruning to insure that your plants and your landscape look their best year round and are as healthy as possible.  To keep prices low, we will meet to determine your priority plants and what is to be included in this package.

 

ProPruning is not automatically included with any other programs.

 

Feb/Mar: Winter Pruning and Cleanup

Ø      Removal of any leftover annuals such as Marigolds, Petunias, etc.

Ø      Cutting back perennials such as Coreopsis, Daylilies, Mums, Hosta, Sedum, etc.

Ø      Cutting back all grasses such as Miscanthus, Pennisetum and if needed, Liriope.

Ø      Removal of winter dieback from evergreen shrubs such as Arborvitae, Pieris, etc.

Ø      Pruning summer blooming or winter interest shrubs such as Butterfly Bush, Red Twig

             Dogwood, Winterberry Holly, etc.

Ø      Rejuvenation pruning or severe cutback of shrubs such as Burning Bush (if needed).

Ø      Inspection of shrubs and small trees and removal of any winter damaged branches.

Ø      Inspection of all trees for winter damage such as broken limbs caused by snow or ice.

   (Removal of large damaged limbs may be subject to additional charges.)

 

May/June

Ø      Pruning of early blooming shrubs such as Forsythia, early Viburnums, PJM  

      Rhododendrons, Lilacs, etc. to encourage new growth and flowers for the following year.

Ø      Shearing or pruning of shrubs such as Yews, Japanese Hollies, Boxwoods, etc. to 

      remove the Spring growth flush and maintain size and shape.

Ø      Shearing, shaping and/or tieback of topiary and espalier plants to remove the

      Spring growth flush and maintain size and/or shape.

Ø      Removal of sucker growth and water sprouts from small trees.

 

Oct/Nov: Fall Pruning and Cleanup

Ø      Removal of any cold damaged annuals such as Coleus, Impatiens, etc.

Ø      Cutting back perennials that require reduction.

Ø      Shearing or pruning of shrubs such as Yews, Japanese Hollies, Boxwoods, etc. to

      remove the Fall growth flush and maintain size and shape.

Ø      Shearing, shaping and/or tieback of topiary and espalier plants to remove the Fall 

      growth flush and maintain size and/or shape.

Ø      Removal of sucker growth and water sprouts from small trees.

 

Please note that this program is limited to trees no greater than 20’ tall.

 

Our Arborists will always keep your other big trees, their needs and your safety in mind.

We’ll notify you of any issues and make recommendations as needed.

Save $$$$ by scheduling big tree work in winter!