is the most common tree maintenance method because it reduces the potential for tree or branch failure, provides clearance, reduces shade, maintains health, influences flower or fruit production, improves views, and enhances the tree's aesthetics. It is important to understand the biology and basic requirements of trees to undertake because each cut has the potential to change the growth of a tree. No branch should be removed without first establishing clearly defined objectives. Several pruning methods can be used to meet the desired objectives. Pruning goals must consider tree growth and development and the effects on the tree over the long term.