It is best to trim during late winter while the tree or shrub is dormant.
Jun 22, The basics of pruning or trimming shrubs and the best pruning or hedge shears for the job.
Apr 20, To thin a dense shrub, prune up to one-third of its side branches where they connect to the main stem. If it’s a multi-stem shrub, prune out the branches at Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Dec 18, Cut out wayward branches, take out thin growth, remove suckers (stems growing up from the roots) and water sprouts (upright shoots growing from the trunk and branches).
Promote Plant Health: Trees and shrubs stay healthier if you remove branches that Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins. Oct 05, Using pruners or a pruning saw, you’ll cut each of the heaviest stems as close to the ground as possible.
This method of managing large shrubs stimulates the plant to produce new growth just below the pruning cut, close to the ground. If you just trim the tops of the shrubs, they will grow even leggier and stumppruning.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Prune evergreen shrubs, such as juniper and yew, in late March or early April before new growth begins. Light pruning may also be done in mid-summer.
Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs in the fall.