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On mature trees, pruning is required to remove dead and dying branches to maintain tree health and safety. This type of pruning is referred to as cleaning and could also include removal of climbing plants such as ivy.

Then there is crown thinning, the removal of live branches to reduce crown density. This significantly reduces wind resistance and potential storm damage. Thinning should only be done on trees where the crown is “too dense.”. Thinning should be concentrated on the outer portions of the canopy leaving as many branches within the interior crown as possible.

In some instances, the crown or individual branches require a reduction to improve the form and shape of the tree or reduce its size, eliminate interference with objects and structures, and compensate for structural weaknesses. Reducing a crown substantially may be harmful to a tree and trigger rapid regrowth that will have to be managed more regularly than if the tree was left in a more natural state.

Lower branches may require pruning for similar reasons. This process, known as crown lifting, can also be used to increase the amount of light for grass and ground covering plants beneath the crown of a tree.