Fine pruning is primarily focused on the tree's aesthetics, though it does improve the structure as well. Fine pruning is recommended for trees that need minor improvements.
- Crown cleaning removes dead, dying, diseased and broken branches that are at least one-half inch in diameter.
- Crown thinning reduces the density by taking out interfering, crossing or running branches, obstructing or weak branches, and water spouts. This helps to reduce the weight of the crown, improving structural integrity, and increasing the light penetration and air movement.
- Fine pruning may include crown raising and crown restoration, as needed.
is ideal for general tree maintenance to improve the health and structural integrity of the tree.
- Crown cleaning removes dead, dying, diseased, decayed and broken branches that are at least one inch in diameter.
- Standard pruning may include crown raising and crown restoration, as needed.
is performed on trees that could pose a risk to nearby people and property.
- Crown cleaning removes the dead, dying, diseased and broken branches at least two inches in diameter.
- Hazard pruning may include crown raising and crown restoration, as needed.
is used to reduce the height or spread of a tree, or both, for safety or aesthetic reasons. Crown reduction is primarily done on trees that have sustained significant crown dieback or storm damage, or to repair incorrect pruning. Crown restoration
uses selective pruning to improve the tree's structure, form and appearance, especially after undergoing storm damage, topping, or severely damaging pruning. It is not a one-time fix, and may require regular pruning applications over the course of several years to restore the tree's health and achieve the desired results.Crown raising
is a practice that removes the lower branches to allow more space for traffic, open views, and better sunlight penetration. By targeting specific primary and secondary branches, crown raising can also be used to clear the way for new construction.