A tree may need pruning for a variety of reasons.
- removing diseased, dead or storm damaged branches
- to thin the crown and promote healthy new growth
- to reduce the height of tree
- remove lower branches
- shape for beautification
Tree topping is unhealthy and will promote weak but quick growing sprouts that will require more pruning. Proper tree pruning can require climbing, rigging and time to selectively prune it correctly to keep the trees natural shape and health.