Arboriculture International has specialized training and equipment to determine how best to prune a tree, with a focus on ensuring safety and optimizing aesthetic considerations. Pruning may be the most common maintenance practice in tree care, but every cut made on a tree should be done for a reason, as each cut affects the tree’s future growth and development.
Proper pruning typically serves at least one the following functions:
Remove or reduce dead, weak or hazardous branches
Improve tree health or tree structure
Increase light/air penetration
Reduce risk of storm damage
Provide clearance for overhead lines or structures
Guide growth patterns of young trees
Deciding to remove a tree can be an unpleasant choice, but under certain circumstances tree removal is the only sensible option, especially when human safety and valuable property are at stake.
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