Tree Pruning

Pruning gives your tree a form and the dimension you want. It gives a lot more foliage, it allows the light to go through, improves the flowering and helps get rid of broken or dead branches.

A tree may need pruning for a variety of reasons:

  • to remove diseased or storm-damaged branches
  • to thin the crown to permit new growth and better air circulation
  • to reduce the height of a tree
  • to remove obstructing lower branches
  • to shape a tree for design purposes

In the city or in the countryside, pruning, and the size of the trees is essential. In the city, it limits the chaotic growth of plants, keeping them away from the neighbour’s yard and power lines… Pruning also allows invigorating your trees, increasing their resistance to weathering and increasing fruit and flowering quality and quantity. However, one must need to know when to cut!

As a general rule, pruning has to be done in the fall or early spring when the tree is in dormancy. For a maple, birch, poplar and walnut, pruning must be done in the fall. In the advent a branch is broken, diseased or parasitized, pruning must be done as soon as possible, even in summer.