- Dead or Diseased Branches
- Crowded Or Rubbing Limbs
- Storm Damage
- Air & Light Penetration To Crown
- Obstructing Lower Branches
- Shape & Design
- House Clearance
Pruning is a very common tree maintenance procedure. A good rule of thumb to remember when pruning is to never take out more than 25% of the crown. You should also make sure that living branches compose at least 2/3 of the height of a tree.
Pruning more can be harmful to your tree. The main reasons for pruning are health, aesthetics and safety.