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Case Study: Ornamental Pruning of a Japanese Maple in Villanova

March 30, 2016 by Matthew Ward, ISA Certified Arborist PD-1673
Completed pruning of a beautiful Japanese Maple in Villanova. Certified Arborist Randall Synder applied his signature to this pruning job.

Pruning is necessary to maintain a healthy, vigorous tree or shrub.

We frequently prune ornamental trees and shrubs to maintain or reduce the plant size. Without this pruning, the plant will simply grow too large for its intended space.

Our goal in orna-mental pruning is to achieve a natural look rather than a bowled or sheared appearance. By hiding our pruning cuts inside the plant, we can simultaneously thin and reduce the outer canopy. We have a special passion for this detailed type of pruning and take pride in creating a perfect end result so that your plants and trees do not appear to be pruned at all. 

Our team includes ISA Certified Arborists with over 20 years experience pruning ornamental trees and shrubs. Please call us to help you keep your trees as healthy and beautiful as possible.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 newsletter - John B. Ward & Co. Timely Tree Tips

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