Do you own a home with a backyard or front yard full of trees? A Tree Service can help you improve your curb appeal with a little fine pruning and crown reduction. You first need to find out the type of tree service your home property needs.

Types of Tree Pruning:
Deadwood Pruning

The removal of dead, dying, and diseased branches is the most basic, but underutilized, pruning types. In the tree care industry, it is referred to as ’Crown Cleaning.’ It’s not a question as to WHETHER a dead branch will fail, but WHEN.

Goal: the removal of dead and decayed branches that could cause injury, damage property, spread disease, or improves the general aesthetic of the tree.

Result: a less-dangerous tree. A tree that looks cleaner.


This process seeks to open the canopy by selectively removing branches on young trees throughout the crown. There is a strong emphasis on the removal of weak branches. The industry refers to this as Crown Thinning.

Goal: Improve air and light penetration, or to lessen loads on larger limbs with defects.

Result: an open tree canopy, with other sun-loving plants enjoying the additional sunlight underneath.


When raising the canopy of a tree, limbs and branches in the lower portion of the canopy are removed. Limbs conflicting with houses, traffic, sidewalks, or even other plants are targeted. Crown Raising is the industry specification.

Goal: selective pruning or removal of limbs to provide clearance for traffic, pedestrians, and landscape features.

Result: a tree that grows in harmony with the surrounding landscape.


Reduction seeks to lessen the mass of large limbs or even the height and size of the entire tree. This intensive practice is a powerful size-management technique for young trees, but when the tree becomes too mature, reduction may not always be the best solution. Sometimes it is better to simply remove the entire limb rather than reducing it. Reduction involves the selective removal of terminal branches so that the entire limb mass can be preserved. It is done in a way that the limb can continue a healthy growth pattern, and lessen the chance of decay at the pruning cut.

Goal: reduce the length or height of a limb, or to rescue the overall size of the tree canopy.

Result: a tree that is constrained in its proportions, without drastic alteration of the canopy shape.

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