Major pruning of a mature tree is best handled by a professional. Larger trees present special problems and require skill to avoid damage. Removing large tree branches requires skill and can be dangerous.
Healthy trees require water, air and sunlight to thrive. Often tree branches become congested as the tree matures or the tree may become too large for its location. Electrical wires, stable structures and surrounding large trees will inhibit growth patterns and will not allow the tree to flourish.
Most trees require some pruning to regulate their size and shape. Pruning will help a tree establish a balanced framework and encourage the growth of healthy branches. As an added benefit, effective pruning reduces wind resistance and may prevent storm damage.
A continuous maintenance plan to remove dead, damaged and diseased wood is recommended for most trees.