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

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