Harmful Pruning Practices

Improper Pruning Will Weaken A Tree, Shorten Its Life, And Reduce Its Aesthetic Value.

Gruett’s trained tree care professionals are experts in the correct way to prune trees that will enhance their health and longevity.

Pruning is permanent and once done cannot be undone. There are many reasons a tree may need to be pruned, but all pruning should be evaluated with the health and safety of the tree in mind. Proper pruning reduces the danger a tree may present, while improper pruning can actually increase a tree’s potential to become hazardous.  Pruning impacts a tree for it’s entire life.

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Over the years, many commonly accepted pruning practices have been determined to be detrimental to tree health.

What not to do: