Pruning Should Be An Essential Part Of Tree Maintenance

To promote structurally sound growth, our arborists can help you to determine what type of pruning is recommended to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees.

Pruning should be an essential part of tree maintenance, and it enhances the appearance of your tree’s shape. Not only can pruning help with landscape esthetics, but it can also help with risk reduction, including: 

  • Removing dead, weak, disease or insect-infested branches that could pose a hazard.
  • Improving the ability of the tree to withstand severe weather conditions.

One size does not fit all. That’s why it’s important to find the right type of pruning for your tree. 

Cortese Tree specializes in tree pruning and trimming. Maintenance of a tree is precise work, and our arborists take safety precautions to make sure it’s done right. The type of attention and results will depend on the climate type and size of the tree as well as the best time of year to complete the work. We design pruning specifications that are tailored to your trees, and our pruning methods are based upon the  American National Standards Institute A-300 Pruning Standards, which have been adopted by both the International Society of Arboriculture and the Tree Care Industry Association.

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4 Types of Pruning Methods

There are four types of pruning that help leaves to grow, flowers to bloom and pests to stay clear:

  • Cleaning: Selective pruning to remove one or more of the following: dead, diseased, infested, rubbing, declining, detached and/or broken branches.
  • Thinning: Selective pruning to reduce the density of branches and foliage.
  • Raising: Pruning of branches to provide vertical clearance below the crown.
  • Reduction: Decreasing branch length, or plant height and/or spread.

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