Each plant variety has a growth pattern. We preserve plant growth by optimizing the health and longevity without undue stress from hard pruning. Healthy plants grow well. Deciduous plants, those that drop leaves in the fall often grow vigorously. Needing annual or bi-annual pruning. Evergreen shrubs, those that hold their foliage throughout the season, grow slower and only require annual pruning. Star Pruners uses only hand tools to shape and restore a plant’s natural growth pattern. Our tools are sharpened every day, typically throughout the day to maintain precision. A sharpened blade is the key to making precise cuts which prevent damage to plant tissue.