Spring River Tree Service

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Crown Cleaning/Pruning

A300 Pruning standards recognize four basic pruning methods for pruning:

Clean: Selective pruning to remove one or more of the following parts: dead, diseased, and/or broken   branches.
Thin: Selective pruning to reduce density of live branches
Raise: Selective pruning to provide vertical clearance.
Reduce: Selective pruning to decrease height and/or spread (consideration must be given to the ability of a   species to tolerate reduction pruning).

Advisory Notice

Certain pruning practices are not acceptable and can injure trees:

Topping: The reduction of a tree's size using heading cuts that shorten limbs or branches back to a   predetermined crown limit
Lion's Tailing: The removal of an excessive number of inner, lateral branches from parent branches.