Tree trimming for homeowners and residents is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature's pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their structural integrity and aesthetics.
Tree trimming must be done with an understanding of tree biology. Improper trimming can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree's life.
Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for trimming trees are to remove dead branches, to improve form, and to reduce risk.
Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are trimmed as corrective or preventive measures, as routine thinning does not necessarily improve the health of a tree, when it comes to tree trimming, hire a professional!