Mature Tree Pruning

If the tree was properly pruned when young, the primary objectives of mature tree pruning are to remove deadwood, maintain clearance from structures, and provide access for people and vehicles.

Crown clean pruning is a national tree care standard that consists of the selective removal of dead, dying, diseased, or weak branches and waterspouts, from a tree’s crown. Generally, as the tree matures, less and less live material should be removed from the canopy.

The wounds created by the removal of larger branches from more mature trees take longer to seal and close-over than the same branches would on younger trees.