Pruning a tree is removing specific branches or stems to benefit the whole tree. Removing dead, damaged and diseased branches help prevent insect and decay organisms from entering the tree. Thinning a dense canopy on a tree will increase air and sunlight resulting in fewer disease problems. Removing suckers and water sprouts to eliminate weak wood and provide more food and water for the tree.
Correct pruning procedures create and maintain a strong tree structure which prevents safety hazards. Pruning can stimulate growth in sparse areas of the tree. Tree pruning can also restrict growth where too much growth is undesirable. Dead, damaged and diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible.
Pruning maintains plants to encourage flower and fruit development, maintaining dense hedge and maintaining a desired tree form. When plats are pruned well it is difficult to see that they have been pruned! Leave the pruning of trees to qualified tree care professionals.