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Pruning - Ornamental and Fruit

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55 simbi per hour

Thinning
When light is allowed to shine through a thinner layer of leaves, the leaf color, shape, and the tree’s inner structural beauty, is more visible and pleasant to the eye. Thinning also lightens the stress on branches and, promotes less wind resistance during storms.

Ornamental Pruning
Japanese maples radiate and glow when the light shines through the leaves on skillfully pruned limbs. This can mean the difference between a weeping maples looking like a “mushroom” of foliage vs. a lacy veil. This service is very similar to thinning.

Fruit Tree Pruning
Scheduled annually, this maintenance will not only create a more pleasing and useful shape, but also make pest management easier. Different fruit trees require different pruning styles to maximize fruit bearing surface. Young trees may need to be trained, as wells as, pruned twice annually to get it on the right path. I can asses your fruit trees and help them to be their most productive.

Limbing
The removal of specific branches promotes pleasant views in your garden, as well as, provide a less restricted walk way. In some cases shrubs can create unsafe conditions by blocking your view near a driveway, which can be corrected by pruning.

Bonsai Pruning
Bonsi trees require annual maintenance to train, restrict growth, and accentuate branch form. I can provide this service on trees less than 12 ft.

Shrubs
Some shrubs bloom on old wood and require pruning soon after blooming, while others bloom on new wood and can be pruned with less time restriction. Drastic pruning is often required to rejuvenate old thick woody stems so that fresh young, and sometimes colorful wood can take its place. Moreover, there is nothing worse than beautiful fragrant flowers 8 ft high where you can’t enjoy them. Roses also have different pruning needs depending on if they are climbing roses, landscape shrub roses, or tea roses. I can asses the pruning needs of your shrubs and deliver pleasant results. I can even teach you how to do it yourself if you would like to work along side me.

Garden coaching -- want to learn how to do this yourself? I can teach you how!!

*I perform pruning services on all trees and shrubs that are less than 12ft.

Training & Qualifications


My background includes, aside from being raised in a garden with a profoundly knowledgeable mother, horticulture classes all four years in high school, followed by continuing my education at Clark College were I acquired an associates degree in Horticulture, with higher education at Eastern Oregon University were I obtained a BS in biology with a minor in Soil Science. Though out this time I acquired work experience as a personal gardener, greenhouse and arboretum caretaker, retail nursery sales associate, and owner of a gardening business since 2007. My knowledge is annually updated through the Master Garden Program.

Availability & Preferences


I am available Thursday through Saturday after rush hour and shine only, though I occasionally push through a shower.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Laura


Jenn received Hour of Pruning - Ornamental and Fruit from Laura
Jun 16, 2016
Awesome! Super knowledgeable, super prepared, wish she could hang out at my house all the time!
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About Laura Wisdom

My background includes, aside from being raised in a garden with a profoundly knowledgeable mother, horticulture classes all four years in high school, followed by continuing my education at Clark Col...lege were I acquired an associates degree in Horticulture, with higher education at Eastern Oregon University were I obtained a BS in biology with a minor in Soil Science. Though out this time I acquired work experience as a personal gardener, greenhouse and arboretum caretaker, retail nursery sales associate, and owner of a gardening business since 2007. Following this venture, I obtained my Masters in Education. Following budget cuts to education, I returned to the horticulture field and I sought to continually educate myself in all things related to biology, social issues, and horticulture. I update my knowledge annually through OSU's Master Gardener program, and I run my own small business where I garden with a focus on making residential outdoor spaces a better place in which to thrive.show more

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