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The Different Types of Tree Pruning

Updated: May 3, 2023

Are you wondering about the different types of tree pruning and what they're used for? You're in luck – we're here to break it down for you.

First of all, it's important to note that pruning is a crucial part of tree care. It helps maintain the health and beauty of your trees, and it should always be done by a certified arborist to ensure that it's done correctly and safely.

Now, let's get into the different types of tree pruning:

  1. Crown cleaning: This is when we remove any dead, diseased, or broken branches from the tree's canopy. This helps the tree look better and stay healthy.

  2. Crown thinning: This involves selectively removing branches from the tree's canopy to let more light in and improve air circulation. This can prevent the tree from getting too dense and make it less likely to suffer damage during storms.

  3. Crown reduction: This is when we cut back the branches to reduce the size of the tree's canopy. This can be done to shrink the tree's overall size or to address safety concerns.

  4. Crown raising: This involves removing the lower branches of the tree to increase clearance. This can improve visibility or make it easier for people and vehicles to pass by.

  5. Structural pruning: This is when we remove certain branches to improve the tree's overall structure. This can help the tree develop a strong, balanced canopy and reduce the risk of storm damage.

As you can see, there are many different types of tree pruning – and each one serves a specific purpose. If you're not sure which type of pruning your tree needs, don't hesitate to reach out to a reputable tree care professional like New Horizons Tree Service. We'll be happy to provide you with a consultation and recommend the best course of action for your trees.

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