Shade Trees

Shade Trees

Prune shade trees in early spring to promote new growth.  Remove all dead, broken, and diseased branches and all branches growing at very acute angles to the main stem.  Make all pruning cuts flush with the parent limb.  Never leave a stub.

Exceptions: Maple and Birch trees should only be pruned once leaves are fully open to prevent excessive sap loss (late June).

Please note:  height and width described are guidelines only.  These numbers are at maturity and are subject to climate and growing conditions.

Ash

Birch

Buckeye

Cherry

Elm

Flowering Crab

Hawthorn

Lilac

Linden

Maple

Mountain Ash

Oak

Olive

Plum

Poplar

Willow