Developmental pruning


Most structural defects that cause failure in mature trees can be prevented by pruning when the tree is young. The practice of developmental pruning will avoid the need for more expensive tree care practices later in the life of the tree, while extending the lifespan of the tree by decreasing the likelihood of branch failures. Structural pruning of young, developing trees provides a desirable and structurally stable form at maturity and is one of the best investments that tree owners can make in their landscape.