Tree That Needs to be Pruned?
There are so many different techniques and styles of pruning.
Below we explain a handful of the most common practices that could work for you.
ANSI 300 standard pruning
Remove maximum 25-30% of the trees foliage.
Targeting branches in this order: dead, damaged, diseased, dangerous, heavy, suckers, downward growing, rubbing and more.
Thinning the tree to create more room for wind to blow through rather than against trees foliage.
Limb length reduction on some of the largest heaviest limbs to reduce weight and likelihood of branch failure
Shaping the tree to make it the tree look more balanced for both weight/safety and visual purposes.
Targeting to remove unhealthy and unnecessary branches - such as dead, damaged, diseased, dangerous, suckers, downward growing, rubbing and more.
Unfortunately this is not usually an option that can be completed. It is illegal in most municipalities and for good reason. It puts the tree into a compromised state causing it to grow at a much faster rate. Leading to dangerous, heavy, weak limbs and often multiple tops. We have plenty of other great, legal, safe techniques to help you if you feel you want your tree topped.
Feel free to call us to learn more and we'd be happy to find the perfect solution for you. See picture below as an example of what happens to a topped tree opposed to a properly pruned tree.
Thinning the tree to create more room for wind to blow through rather than against trees foliage. Reduces likelihood of branch and tree failure.
Remove lower branches to create more space under the tree. This is a great choice if you feel the tree is taking up too much space in your yard. Raise the canopy and get more useable space in your yard.
Limb length reduction on the largest heaviest limbs to reduce weight and likelihood of branch failure due to weight.