Pruning a tree is the most common tree maintenance task. It maintains the safety of the tree, improves tree structure and health, as well as improving the appearance of the tree (if done correctly).
Understanding the biology and basic needs of the tree is essential in order to optimize the tree's health and structure.
Here are some examples of pruning objectives:
reducing the potential risk of limb/tree failure by removing dead, diseased, broken or weakly attached branches
providing clearance from a structure, light, walkway, driveway,
roadway or powerlines
improving a view
improving light filtering
influencing fruit or flower production
enhancing tree structure
All work performed follows ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
A300 Pruning Standards.