Tree and shrubs should be examined annually for pruning requirements. Often pruning is ignored for years. Then some shrubs become overgrown and often weak making drastic pruning a necessity to bring the shrub back to usefulness. Regular pruning will keep the plant in bounds and its growth vigorous. Pruning is necessary to maintain a healthy, vigorous tree or shrub.
Pruning can prevent a shrub from overgrowing its space in the landscape. Pruning can encourage shrub vigor through the removal of weak, over crowded growth. Such thinning often improves the visual balance or symmetry of the shrub. Pruning will aid in maintaining the shape, vigor and health of the shrub.