Removing dead, damaged, weakly attached, or diseased branches is essential to healthy trees. This reduces hazards, decreases property damage and helps to promote healthy tissue. Regular pruning can eliminate small problems before they become big ones. A well-timed schedule is one of the wisest investments you can make in your property. All pruning cuts must be made with an educated understanding of how the tree will respond to the cut. Improper pruning can cause damage, ruining the health and value of a tree forever.
For more information on Pruning, visit the USDA Forest Service's website.