Well pruned trees are healthier and live longer. They are also more aesthetically pleasing and safer. Improper pruning can create lasting damage and can even shorten a tree’s life span.
Trees are pruned for many reasons including:
- For safety;
- To provide adequate height clearance for pedestrian and road traffic;
- To maintain an adequate clearance of sidewalks, traffic signs and streetlights;
- To reduce the risk of hazards (branches that could cause injury or property damage); and
- To promote proper tree form and good branch structure