A good rule of thumb when it comes to pruning, is to always have a purpose. Pruning a tree to remove away from a structure or traffic, reducing tip weight to prevent breakage, or eliminating dead material from a tree to control pathogenic points are all great reasons to trim a tree. It's important to remember that every cut is considered a wound. Wounding a tree increases its vulnerability to pathogens and the natural elements, and induces a stress response by the tree. Selecting the right season to prune, proper watering and fertilization practices, and pruning with a purpose are just a few ways you can ensure that your tree has the best opportunity to heal after it is wounded.
The following pruning types are common and recommended packages by the Tree Pros team. Please schedule an appointment with one of our arborists to help you decide what is best for your tree.
CROWN REDUCTION - Removal of tip-weight, long, and over-extended branches forming a new, reduced crown.
CROWN RAISING - Eliminate low hanging branches to promote vertical growth and provide clearance from walkways and structures.
CROWN CLEANING - Eliminates dead and broken branches from your tree.
CROWN THINNING - Removal of a small percentage of live secondary branches to reduce density and improve structure (includes crown cleaning).