Pruning

Pruning is a very important aspect of tree maintenance.

  • Allows for more air flow in the canopy
  • Removes dead wood making the tree safer
  • Allows the tree to focus its energy on the structural limbs
  • Increases property value by keeping the tree healthy and cleared from buildings and drives.
  • Allows for more light under the canopy
  • Can be done anytime of year (Some exceptions apply.)
  • This service should not be confused with “Shaping” a tree.

Shaping

  • Shaping is a different service from pruning.
  • This is often used to maintain a specific look or size.

This juniper was shaped using a combination of cord and pruning practices.

Don’t top your trees!

  • Some trees can be properly REDUCED.

https://www2.tntech.edu/tlcfortrees/topping_trees_hurts.htm