Examples of renovation pruning

leaf Pruning of yew hedge

Yew Before Pruning -- This yew hedge extends too far outwards from the wall in the back. It’s thick and  crowded branches results in green needles only on the outside and bare branches and browning needles in the  interior.

Yew After Pruning -- This yew shrub has now been pruned to a more upright style and branches have been  removed to create light and air pockets in the interior of the hedge.

leaf Pruning of mature lilac (pictures taken in fall)

Before Pruning -- This lilac is overly large with many suckers, weak and crossed branches

After Pruning -- The lilac is now more open with fewer but stronger branches. This will improve visual appeal  and flowering in the following seasons.