Why canopy raising is important. This is a type of tree pruning that protects your trees, property, and structures. If you have large, low branches at the top that began growing downward, it can stunt the growth of healthy branches and make it prone to fall during high winds.
This removes a portion of branches and limbs, usually at the outer crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage that's evenly spaced and allows air to move through easier which helps the tree stay upright during high wind storms.
It is important to remove dead, dying, or diseased branches. This not only keeps your tree healthy, it improves the appearance and gives your property better curb appeal, and lessens risk of injury to you or your structures.
How To Trim
If you're concerned your tree may be too tall, crown reduction ensures it does not become too top heavy which is done by cutting small branches attached to large, heavy ones.
This type of pruning removes low hanging limbs and branches that weigh down the high branches. This should start when trees are young, not with very mature trees.