Proper 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.