Pruning is the selective removal of tree branches to improve health, safety and appearance. Crossing, diseased or dead branches are normally removed. Pruning favors the parts most beneficial for the tree and its future growth. For older trees, this often involves shortening outer branches to trigger growth on the interior of the tree. A shorter path for water and nutrients is more sustainable.
We prune to maintain the health and vitality of the tree. We follow the ANSI A300 Standards for tree pruning set by the Tree Care Industry Association.
There are many different ways to "prune." When meeting with clients we discuss the goals and objectives for their trees and property and come up with a plan of action for pruning.