Reasons for pruning include but are not limited to prune for a vista, recreate structural shape, or to simply trim a tree away from a house or other structure.
On trees young and old, pruning by means of dead wooding is required to remove dead, diseased and structurally weak limbs, to maintain plant health and safety. This type of cleaning is most commonly done on Cottonwoods, Aspens, Willows, Firs and Pines.
Thinning is the removal of live branches to reduce density and give trees more light near the trunk, this significantly reduces wind resistance and subsequent storm damage. In some cases, the crown or individual branches may require reduction in length to improve the form and shape of the tree, to eliminate interference with objects and structures, or to compensate for structural weaknesses.
Raising of lower branches to promote ground clearance and light is another common practice in pruning. This may entail lifting branches by means of reducing the lengths or removing the branch if the desired clearance is not met.
Remember, regular and corrective pruning makes trees stronger and keeps them healthy. Let Arbor Works evaluate the condition of your trees and determine the type of pruning options required to balance your goals and that of the tree’s health and safety. We always provide a thorough clean up of debris and strive to minimize the impact to surrounding vegetation.