When pruning shrubs requires different results in terms of growth and appearance, Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes’ certified arborists are trained to apply specialty pruning techniques to achieve those goals.
Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. This process starts when a shrub reaches a certain height and annual pollarding restricts the plant to that height. This technique is best done in winter months because it’s easier for our arborists to see the shape being created.
Pleaching is a style of growing shrubs in a line with their branches woven together to create a hedge. This offers a natural alternative to traditional fencing.
This horticultural pruning technique trains shrubs and woody vines to grow in a two-dimensional design against a flat surface such as a wall, fence or trellis. Espalier maximizes sunlight and helps trees fit into tight areas such as small gardens and narrow spaces.
Contact us to learn more about how our certified arborists can perform specialty-pruning techniques to cultivate the shrubs on your property.