Reasons for tree pruning

  1. Overall health of the tree
  2. Reduce risk, Safety - proper pruning of deadwood and hazards prevent personal injury and property damage
  3. Structure - corrective or directional pruning allows the tree to maintain its physical appearance and aesthetic value
  4. Improve sunlight into shaded areas of landscape in need of more beneficial light
  5. Building and utility clearance - helps prevent the growth of moss and mold on buildings, prevents access for squirrels  and other animals, and prevent interruptions in services by clearing utilities
When should I have my trees pruned? Flowering trees should be pruned immediately after the blooms fall off. Winter is a good time for pruning so as to clearly see the trees structure without the foliage, and most diseases are dormant during the winter as well.