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Tree and Shrub Trimming Services

Tree and Shrub Trimming Services


Well-trimmed and manicured hedges and shrubs provide fantastic features for your garden and increase curb appeal. But the benefits of trimming your trees and shrubs doesn’t stop there.

Beyond what we see with our eye, adhering to a proper trimming schedule for new hedges can promote the desired growth pattern (or appearance) that we want to achieve. A regular maintenance trimming schedule for established hedges can promote healthy growth and prevent any plants from getting too big or out of control.

Call StumpMaster today at 604-805-0425 to discuss your property’s trimming needs and how our ISA Certified Arborists can help enhance your curb appeal and property value!

Suggested Trimming Frequency and Timelines

Similar to tree and shrub pruning, trimming should occur at specific times of the year depending on the type of plant and its age. For example, we recommend that you:

  • Trim new hedges using formative pruning for the first couple years after planting.
  • Trim established informal hedges once a year for maintenance.
  • Trim established formal hedges two or three times a year for maintenance, depending on the desired look.

What is Formative Trimming and Pruning?

While trees and shrubs can naturally grow into their adult shape many require some help from us. Formative trimming/pruning is all about shaping the plant when it is young so that it grows into your desired shape and size.

For example, young fruit trees require formative pruning and trimming in order to produce branches that are strong enough to support a heavy fruit crop in the years to come. For young shrubs, formative pruning can encourage the even spread of foliage and can help individual plants grow into a solid, even hedge.

Get Your Trimming Quote Today

Put your time to better use and have our experienced arborists come do the trimming your plants so desperately need. We bring all the equipment, tools, and muscle to the job site to get the job done properly and efficiently.

Our ISA Certified Arborists will also advise on the best trimming schedule and frequency based on your yard’s needs so that you don’t have to second guess whether you are trimming too much, too little, or at the right time.

Call 604-805-0425 to inquire or complete our Online Trimming Estimator Form.

If your property requires ongoing trimming and pruning services we highly recommend our Landscape Maintenance Plans designed for residential, commercial and strata properties. These include both Annual Pruning Plans and Formal and Informal Hedge and Shrub Trimming Plans.

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Why Choose StumpMaster?


Building our trusted reputation for quality workmanship one property at a time since 2008! StumpMaster owner/operator Dan Cacic brings over 20 years of Arboriculture experience and is present at each job site to ensure all work is performed with the same level of care and precision as he would expect for his own property. Our work is professional and our cleanup is second to none. We are fully licensed and insured with excellent standing with both WCB and the Better Business Bureau. Call us today for your free, no-obligation quote!