While forest trees grow quite well with only nature's pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Proper pruning requires an understanding of how the type of tree responds to each cut. When done correctly, pruning will lengthen a tree's life and reduce risks during a storm. However, improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or even shorten the tree's life. We can provide you with recommendations on how best to prune your trees, depending on the species, location, age, and condition. If done correctly, most pruning can be done throughout the year with minimal adverse effect on the health of the tree.