Pruning is the most common tree maintenance service we provide. Pruning is often performed to achieve aesthetic goals or to improve branch structure. We strongly recommend periodic pruning as a proactive approach to improving overall tree vigor and eliminating hazardous limb failure.
Proper pruning will:
- Reduce risk of limb failure
- Improve tree posture and branch structure
- Reduce spread of disease
- Improve light filtration through canopy
- Improve air circulation within canopy
- Improve aesthetics
- Reduce long term tree maintenance costs
*Occasionally, we’re asked to “top” a tree for certain reasons. This is never a recommended practice and should not be performed. Topping a tree can lead to a multitude of tree disorders. Decay, starvation, increased pest and disease development, weak secondary shoot production, and an ugly appearance are a few problems that occur following topping practices. If a tree is exhibiting die-back in the crown or needs to be maintained at a lower height, then, a reduction or pollard may be performed to achieve the desired outcome. Call or email to speak with a Certified Arborist about correct pruning practices here in the Hill Country.