Project Description


When these Marshfield homeowners realized after several years of growth that the Maple tree they purchased at a local big box store garden center was really a mess of misshapen branches, ArborVantage was contacted to evaluate and recommend a course of action.

It was determined first, that the tree was healthy, and second, that the tree could be saved and become a beautiful, naturally shaped Maple once again. Original pruning was begun in 2013, with subsequent shaping to be done in 2016 and 2018 before the tree is back to form. For the homeowner, the tree represents a significant investment not in initial cost, but the cost to replace a tree of that size now should they have decided not to pursue a long pruning course of action.

This picture, taken in 2016, represents the results of the first pruning– huge progress for a tree that was previously very misshapen.