Swampscott, MA Shrub Pruning is an art and science. Great pruning requires an understanding of species characteristics and growth habits so that we can enhance their natural forms. We prune with a focus on lasting health, appearance and future growth. We can manage your ornamental shrubs and hedges to keep them looking their best. The first step is to identify the main goal before breaking out the tools. Examples include: removal of broken, dead, hanging, or diseased branches, renovation of poor pruning, shade and light management, clearance from structures or paths, shrub rejuvenation, management of shape and size, promotion of flowering, etc. Then we proceed at appropriate time of year and plan a frequency of trim which may be a few times a year or not for many years.