Pruning is an activity that selectively removes branches from a tree. The goal of pruning is to remove unwanted branches, improve the tree's structure and direct new, healthy grown. It is one the most critical forestry maintenance activities. A proper prune is an investment in the long-term health, look and safety of the tree.
Pruning is best performed when trees are not actively growing. Three types of pruning are performed in Shorewood: block pruning, training and request pruning.