Tree pruning or trimming is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Trees that are found in nature usually flourish with little or no help. In landscape environments pruning is necessary to remove dead branches, improve the structure of the tree, enhance vigor, or to maintain safety.
When is it necessary to prune or trim a tree?
- To improve tree structure or health
- To accommodate human needs, such as clearance for roadways, allowing space for electrical wires, or to allow more sun on a pool.
- To increase light penetration
- To remove dead or dangerous limbs
- To repair storm damage