Corrective Pruning

Proper and Corrective Pruning and Thinning

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.