Trees may need pruning for a variety of reasons:
To enhance safety and reduce potential structural failure
To remove obstructing lower branches for canopy raising
To remove diseased, decayed or storm-damaged branches
To enhance interior sunlight for turf and neighboring vegetation
To thin the crown to decrease wind resistance and provide better air circulation
Our certified arborists can be consulted for all your pruning needs in order to provide proper pruning techniques, enhanced landscape aesthetics, and decreased risk of diseases being spread from one tree to another due to unsterilized arborist tools or cross contamination.
Large tree pruning, in particular, can require manual climbing or portable equipment. This is a job that should be left to experienced professionals. Never compromise personal safety.
When To Prune
The dormant season, late fall or winter, is sometimes optimal to prune some genus of trees. One advantage is that it may be easier to detect dead or decaying limbs and provide a better view of how pruning can affect the tree's vista shape. The risk of fungal infection or insect infestation can also be reduced, as both fungi and insects are likely to be in dormancy at the same time as the tree. While pruning during this time may benefit some genus of trees, other genus will benefit if pruning is done while roots are actively growing or timed with flower or fruit bearing considerations.