Regular maintenance, such as tree pruning, is important to protect your trees from injury and decline, while keeping them looking their best.

We recommended having your trees on a regular maintenance schedule that includes pruning every few seasons. Your arborist can help you work out the ideal pruning cycle, which will depend on the age, size, and species of your particular trees.

Some issues you’ll want to look out for when planning your tree maintenance are:

  • Dead or damaged limbs
  • Tree limbs growing too close to other trees and buildings
  • Any significant imbalances in the canopy structure.

Catching these issues early on can help avoid big costs down the road when defective limbs can become overgrown or hazardous. By staying proactive with your tree pruning, you can keep your trees in good structural form, well-balanced, and safe. 

When in doubt, call your friendly, neighbourhood arborist. They can inspect your trees and offer solutions for mitigating hazards and maximizing health.

Don’t forget about your small shrubs or hedges!

Spring is a good time to give your hedges and shrubs a fresh trim. As the weather gets nicer, and we start to spend more time outdoors, we want our landscapes to look their very best – and a little haircut can go a long way.

We count on our green spaces to keep us happy and healthy – regular maintenance of your trees and shrubs is a great way to keep them happy and healthy too!

Be Good To Your Trees.

                    Because your trees are good to you.


By: Kristie Nairn, MA, MMst
Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services