Tree pruning is the most common tree maintenance method. 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 because each cut has the potential to change the growth of a tree. No branch should be removed without first establishing clearly-defined objectives.
Pruning Methods We Use
In order to maintain healthy, vibrant trees, it is important to prune them while they are young so that they can be "trained." This promotes good structure and allows the tree to remain aesthetically pleasing in the landscape for years to come.
Crown Cleaning. The selective removal of dead, diseased, or broken limbs.
Crown Thinning. The selective removal of branches to increase light, improve air movement, and improve structure in the crown.
Vista Pruning. Pruning to acquire a better or specific view, which is done in a way to not jeopardize the integrity of the trees involved.
Restoration Pruning. Completed when a tree has been previously cut improperly or has sustained storm damage.