Dowco provides a winter trimming and pruning service that structurally prepares your shrubs and small trees for the growing season. Some of the pruning techniques that are best completed in the winter when deciduous plants are dormant include:
Reduction: Reducing the overall height or width of the plants crown.
Thinning: Selective pruning of limbs to allow more airflow through the plant and remove crossing branches.
Balancing: Forming a symmetrical growth habit.
Completing these projects during the dormant season affords the tree the best situation to heal itself without the pressure of insects and disease. It also reduces the suckering effect that often follows pruning.