Corrective Pruning and
Selective Thinning of mature trees makes for safer trees. It requires a
skilled arborist climbing out into the clumps of foliage at the end of each
branch to remove deadwood, diseased tissue, crossing branches and make
selected thinning cuts to reduce end weight. Making more numerous smaller
cuts is preferable to making a few large cuts to reduce an equal amount of
weight. Climbing “out to the tip” and performing proper pruning in a manner
which retains natural branch balance takes skill and time.