Reasons to Prune, How Much to Remove, and Proper Pruning Methods Reasons to Prune Pruning is the most common tree maintenance technique. Common reasons to prune include: Removal of dead and diseased branches, Raising the canopy to provide clearance, reduce the possibility of tree or branch failure, Maintaining health, reducing wind resistance, Improving a view, [...]
Topping trees used to be common practice throughout North America. In fact, it still is in many places. We still see companies throughout Vancouver advertising tree topping, even going as far as calling themselves and their employees "Tree toppers". For 25 years, literature has been published explaining why topping is harmful, yet it is continually [...]
Proper planting techniques are very important for the health of a tree. Incorrect planting can lead to a multitude of problems down the road, such as girdling roots.
Timing of pruning trees is very important. Prune trees at the wrong time of year and you can invite disease and decay into the tree.