Rejuvenation Pruning: When Is The Best Time?

Rejuvenation Pruning

Are there intruders in your parking lot that are interfering with pedestrian and vehicle safety? We’re talking about tree branches and overgrown shrubs—limbs and brush that can block views.

Rejuvenation pruning is the solution. By removing diseased, damaged and dying limbs, you improve the condition of trees and plants, while making room for healthy new growth.

Unlike light pruning that takes place during the growing season to shape trees and shrubs, rejuvenation pruning involves more severe cutting back of branches. First, the oldest branches are removed—all but a stub near the ground. Young branches and stems can also be cut back, depending on the scenario.

Rejuvenation Pruning: When Is The Best Time?

Dormant rejuvenation pruning should happen before buds appear on branches. In Omaha, dormant pruning is best done in May and June.

What results Can You Expect From Rejuvenation Pruning?

Aside from enhancing safety and ensuring visibility for pedestrians and drivers, rejuvenation pruning is an important aspect of total landscape maintenance.  Benefits include:

  • Thinning out branches increases air flow and light exposure, therefore improving plant health and reducing the likelihood of diseases like leaf spot.
  • Removing crossed branches can prevent wounds and damage.
  • Pruning encourages new, healthy growth.
  • Rejuvenation pruning can increase the production of flowers and fruit, enhancing the tree or shrub’s overall appearance.

A landscape professional, Goodfellas Enterprises LLC in Omaha, can assess the trees and shrubs on your commercial property and determine which plants present a safety risk. Those plants are the first priority for rejuvenation running.  Let’s talk more about important maintenance tasks to take care of before the growing season is upon us.

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