Pruning is the most common tree maintenance next to watering. Pruning is often desirable or necessary to remove dead, diseased, or insect infested branches and to improve tree structure, enhance vigor, or maintain safety. Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of (or cause damage) to a tree, no branch should be removed without reason.
A Certified Arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees. These techniques include:
- eliminating branches that rub each other
- removing limbs that interfere with wires, gutters, roofs, chimneys or windows, or
that obstruct streets or sidewalks.
- removing dead or weak limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to decay
- removing diseased or insect infested limbs
- creating better structure to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage
- removing branches, or thinning, to increase light penetration