locating an expert pruner

Asked May 4, 2017, 3:51 PM EDT

We have a few new tress that were just planted. Two Crape Mrytle and a Service Berry. They all need pruning...the Mrytles need some serious remedial/corrective pruning ! We need names/numbers/etc. of contacts who perform this work. (Is there someone within the DE forestry Dept. ?)

Kent County Delaware

1 Response

Newly planted trees should not be pruned except to remove dead wood or broken branches. They need at least one year to establish themselves in their new environment which means they need to be putting their energy into their root systems and not into their branches and leaves. I suggest that you wait until the plants are dormant in the late winter of 2018/19 before pruning. Certified arborists can be found at http://www.isa-arbor.com/findanarborist/arboristsearch.aspx