Not every tree requires the same type or amount of pruning. Based on tree species and age our Certified Arborists will determine what method is best for your trees while addressing your wants and needs.
Below you will find the most common types of pruning:
Mature Tree Pruning
Most commonly limited to the removal of deadwood and potentially hazardous branches. Large diameter cuts are generally discouraged as mature trees have less stored reserves and have a likelihood of disease and decay as their wounds compartmentalize much slower. In some cases crown reduction will take place during mature tree pruning to help reduce the risk of limb or tree failure due to weakness in certain areas.
The removal of select branches within a congested canopy to increase sunlight penetration and air circulation while maintaining the natural shape. No more than 20% of a tree’s canopy shall be removed during one pruning as this will have a detrimental effect on the overall health of the tree.
The removal of low hanging branches to provide a desired clearance from structures or common areas. Canopy elevation increases sunlight penetration but should not be used to eliminate entire sections of canopy overhanging property or roof lines.
Proper Pruning Cuts
All pruning cuts are to be made in accordance with sound Arboricultural practice. Branches will not be cut at property lines or in areas where proper collar or reduction/subordination cuts cannot be made.
Maintaining and promoting structure and tree health through the removal of branches. This includes dead, dying, diseased, structurally weak and hazardous branches. Also, branches that are rubbing or interfering with one another. This is our most common type of pruning as it addresses all areas of the tree.