Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning


Proper pruning techniques can be used to improve the appearance, health and safety of your trees.  The most common pruning techniques are:


  • Cleaning: Removal of dead, dying or diseased branches to maintain tree health and safety.
  • Elevating: Removal of lower branches and limbs to create clearance for people, vehicle traffic or structure.
  • Thinning: Selective removal of live branches to reduce density.
  • Reducing: Selective pruning to decrease height or spread to allow for growth within the available space.


More often than not, pruning practices are provided below industry standard.  A bucket truck or tree saddle and chainsaw are not the hardest tools to get your hands on.  The knowledge and experience of proper pruning practices are.  Pruning, by definition, is a horticultural practice involving the selective removal of branches or buds.  Proper structural development and maintenance are just as important as any other aspect of arboriculture.

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