The purpose of tree pruning is to produce safe, healthy, beautiful trees. To achieve this requires knowing how, why and when to prune, as well as understanding basic pruning techniques
Pruning for safety involves removing branches which could fall or cause injury, damage property and impede lines of sight on streets and driveways.
Pruning for health involves removing diseased or insect infested wood, broken or damaged limbs, thinning the crown of the tree to increase airflow, and removing crossing and rubbing branches.
Pruning for aesthetics involves enhancing a trees natural form and character as well as to stimulate flower production.
Crown raising involves pruning of lower branches to provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings or improved vision (such as in a right of way)