What is tree pruning?
The word "tree pruning" refers to a variety of techniques for selectively removing branches from a tree. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including reducing the size of a tree, removing broken or dead branches, and thinning out the crown to improve the tree's aesthetic look.
In our experience, tree pruning most usually entails transforming a monster tree into something a bit less onerous that will increase the amount of sunlight in your home and garden.
Crown Lifting, Crown Thinning, and Crown Reduction are three more particular parts of arboriculture that can be broken down into tree pruning.
Crown lifting is the process of removing the lowest branches of a tree in order to increase light levels in places closer to the tree or to provide access beneath the crown.
Crown thinning is the process of removing smaller / tertiary branches from the tree's canopy / crown, usually towards the outer portion of the crown, with the goal of enabling more light and wind to get through.
Crown Reduction is the practice of reducing the height and/or spread of a tree's crown (the foliage-bearing portions) in order to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the entire tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment, or reduce the effects of shading and light loss.