Each tree cut has the potential to change the health and growth of a tree and as such no branch should be removed in the incorrect manner and without a reason. Common pruning goals are to improve tree structure or health or accommodate human need such as site line pruning or hazard mitigation.

Proper pruning cuts must be made with a thorough understanding of tree anatomy and of how the tree will respond to the cut.

The amount of live tissue that should be removed depends on the tree size, species, age, and pruning objectives. Each cut, and depending on the time of year and maturity, can change the growth of a tree. Improper pruning and timing can cause life-long damage to a tree.

Crown cleaning is the selective removal of dead, dying or diseased, broken or weakly attached branches from a tree crown. Regular pruning should correct small growth problems before they develop into large problems.


Crown thinning includes crown cleaning as well as a selective removal of branches to increase air flow movement through the crown and to reduce weight which could present a hazard when combined with snow load or heavy winds.

Increased light penetration and air movement through the crown stimulates and maintains interior foliage.

We perform proper thinning techniques in order to satisfy our clients needs, maintain the health, structural beauty of the tree and retain the trees natural shape.