Shrub & Tree Pruning
1. Pruning shall include removal of dead or diseased branches, lateral and/or crossing branches not consistent with standard form, or where general thinning is needed for good light penetration and air circulation.
2. Pruning and trimming of trees for suckers, water sprouts, and low hanging branches shall be performed during regular maintenance visits throughout the year. Low hanging branches impeding sidewalks and walking paths or blocking visibility of traffic signs shall be maintained to a height of seven (7) feet during regular maintenance visits.
3. Flowering trees and shrubs shall not be pruned while in bloom or at times when pruning will inhibit blooming.
4. Pruning of ornamental shrubs, plants, and small trees shall be conducted no more than three (3) times per year to maintain a well-manicured appearance.
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