What is the importance of Pruning?
When done correctly, pruning can provide many long-term benefits to both trees and those who live near them. There are many forms of pruning to help accomplish your “Treescape” needs.
This is a general pruning technique that aims to remove dead, crossing, damaged, and structurally unsound branches. Pruning should never remove more than 30% of the live canopy of a tree. For optimal tree health, heavy pruning (25-30%) is best accomplished when trees are dormant.
This form of pruning minimizes the risk of failure on elongated lateral limbs by “tipping-back” the outer portion of a limb.
Wind-sail reductions aim to minimize the risk of windfall. This pruning method selectively thins the upper crown of a tree, without removing the leader.
Vista Pruning / Canopy Raising
These common types of pruning aim to improve the view through trees or increase clearance below.