Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Even though forest trees grow quite well with only nature's pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut as improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree's life. Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason.
Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to remove crowded or rubbing limbs, and to eliminate hazards. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as a corrective or preventive measure. The professional maintenance teams at Power Flower know what to do when it comes to pruning. In Grand Cayman we also need to consider the hurricane season and the danger of loose and projectile branches.