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Tree Surgery & Tree Pruning

The main reasons for pruning shade trees include:

  • Tree Pruning for Safety: removing branches that could fall and cause injury or property damage, trimming branches that interfere with lines of sight on streets or driveways, and removing branches that grow into utility lines.

  • Tree Pruning for Health: removing diseased or insect-infested wood, thinning the crown to increase airflow and reduce some pest problems, and removing crossing and rubbing branches.

  • Tree Pruning for Aesthetics: enhancing the natural form and character of trees or stimulating.

Tree pruning is cyclic by nature - it should be considered a process not a single event. Careful and correct pruning produces structurally sound trees that can better withstand the adverse environmental conditions they are subject to. Additionally, properly pruned trees require less cabling, bracing, and disease and pest management to maintain good health. Appropriate pruning will improve aesthetics while prolonging the useful life of trees.