Winter is a great time to prune fruit trees, wisteria, kiwi, grapes and ornamental trees because they are still dormant and you can clearly see the structure of the branches. Pruning is necessary if the value and quality of the trees in the landscape are to be maintained. The main reasons for pruning are removal of dead, damaged, diseased or crossing/ rubbing branches; to improve the form, shape or size; to stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds; to rejuvenate older plants and for safety and convenience. Careful attention to pruning and training young trees will ultimately determine their productivity and longevity. Good pruning and training will also prevent later injury from weak crotches that break under snow or fruit load. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life. Never compromise…...always hire a professional!We will be starting our pruning on January 15. Call us for a free estimate.