Tree pruning is the process of removing or shortening limbs on a tree. In our industry, its common that limbs will need pruning so that they don’t harm our homes. If limbs die, we remove them to help the overall health of the tree while improving the safety around the tree. Tree Pruning can also be done for pure aesthetic reasons in order to achieve a certain shape, improve symmetry, or let more light into your property. The following are a few major types of tree pruning:
Dead or diseased limbs should be removed to make sure that the disease does not spread to the rest of your tree, or to others in your yard or neighborhood. Removing dead/diseased limbs is beneficial for your tree as well for the individuals who frequent the areas underneath your tree. Improving tree health and safety will pay dividends in the years to come. Crown thinning is a common pruning practice to help achieve greater light penetration through the tree and into your yard. Thinning can also serve to improve safety on heavier or more accident-prone limbs or areas of the tree.