Specialty and Shrub Pruning in Vancouver, WA

Frontier Tree offers expert specialty tree and shrub trimming services. We perform skillful pruning on your ornamental and specialty shrubs as well as small trees. Another term for this service is “aesthetic pruning.” It focuses on the look of the tree or shrub, enhancing the beauty of its natural growing habit.
Image of pruning shears prepared to cut a branch in the middle of green leaves as part of our shrub trimming service.

Specialty Pruning and Trimming for Health and Aesthetics

For example, we prune a trailing Japanese maple to enhance its weeping form, as well as removing any dead or dying branches as we go along. We also focus on the health of trees and shrubs, taking no more than a quarter of the foliage off at a time. More than this is stressful for plants, and can lead to trees and shrubs reacting and quickly sending out reactive growth to try and recover from harsh pruning.

We also take into consideration the design and feel of your yard. If you have a wild, woodland garden, we will prune for wildlife and a less manicured aesthetic than if you had a more formal yard.

With attention to detail and knowledge of the particular species, growth habits, and overall characteristics, we can improve the aesthetics and health of your trees and shrubs. These are the “backbone” of any well-designed garden or landscape. We also know that the time of year for pruning is crucial. Many deciduous trees and shrubs are best pruned in the winter months when they are dormant.

Our Specialty Pruning and Shrub Trimming Service Includes:

  • A variety of creative pruning and training techniques for trees and shrubs, such as espaliered fruit trees
  • Bonsai (Asian-style miniaturized plants).
  • Pruning specimen plants such as a focal point dogwood or Japanese maple, to maximize the beauty and visual interest year-round.

Frontier’s expert team is here to serve you for all your special pruning and shrub trimming needs.

For a free quote on Specialty and Shrub Pruning or any of our other comprehensive tree care services, use our contact form or call us at (360) 574-4125.

*Frontier Tree Service, formerly known as Sunshine Tree Service, has been serving Vancouver, Portland, and Clark County since 1980.  In 2010 Sunshine Tree Service became a part of the Frontier Landscaping Team. In addition to tree care, Frontier proudly offers full-service landscaping and maintenance. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.


Call us today for a free quote on all your tree service needs!