William Johnston & Co., Inc.

Phone: 610-664-3200


Services for Trees:


Tree Pruning


Tree Removals




Shrub Renovation


Emergency Storm Damage

Plant Health Care:


Spray Services: Insect and Disease Control


Fertilization Treatments and Soil Amendments


Plant Growth Regulator and Trunk Injections


Deer Repellant Treatments and Anti-desiccant Sprays

Evaluation Services:


Test Bore Evaluations


Hazardous Tree Evaluations


Root Crown Excavations

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Shrub Renovation


Trees are not the only things that require proper pruning.  Unfortunately, many people have their shrubbery sheared to the exact same dimension - year after year.  This creates a very dense outer canopy which inhibits light penetration and air circulation to the interior of the plant.  As a result, the foliage and smaller stems on the interior die off.  Also, this creates an ideal environment for pest insects and mites.  Sheared shrubs usually have significantly higher pest populations.  Shearing also creates thousands of tiny cuts on an individual plant, which causes stress.  Proper pruning reduces the number of cuts to a mere fraction of what shearing creates.


This is why we prefer to hand prune shrubbery.  Not only does this maintain the natural character of the plant, it maintains plant health as well.  Structural renovation pruning can dramatically improve the quality, as well as the appearance of your landscape.


We use a variety of tools to reach and make the correct cuts for the plant material.

We pride ourselves on a job well done so you will observe us considering before a cut.

Bartlett Tree Experts

William Johnston & Company is proud to be a division of Bartlett Tree Experts, and our staff now has the backing of an international tree-care company and tree research laboratory to help continue providing excellent tree service and shrub care in the Philadelphia and Main Line areas. View a complete list of professional tree services offered by Bartlett.