If the health of your trees is important to you, thinning is the best kind of pruning you can choose: the one recommended by all competent arborists. Preserving the natural shape of the tree, the goal of thinning is:
- to remove dead and/or broken branches.
- Clear infrastructures to avoid damages caused by the rubbing of branches on roofs, balconies, walls, wires, etc.
- To raise the crown consists of removing the lower branches up to the height specified by the client. This enables the sun to reach the pool, the grass and flowers.
All these steps combined aim at giving trees in urban areas, often restrained in space, the opportunity to grow in height instead of spreading in width. In the long run it is the best solution.
Thinning can be performed at any time throughout the year.
I strongly recommend them.