Proper pruning will help maintain the health,
improve appearance, and develop proper structure of your trees while enhancing
the aesthetics and economic value of your property
When to prune:
pruning, including the removal of dead, damaged and diseased wood, can be
completed at any time of year with little effect to the trees. Major pruning
should be completed in the winter months and some trees, such as Elm, can
only be pruned during the winter.
Reasons for pruning:
– Removing diseased
or dying branches
– Removing crowded or rubbing branches
– Eliminating hazards
– Training branches away from any manmade structures ex) residences/ sidewalks.
- the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded,
weakly attached and low vigor branches
– selective removal of branches
to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown
– removes the lower branches
from the tree to provide clearance
– reduces the size of a tree.
Usually completed around utility lines