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Wrongly referred to as "pollarding," tree pruning is a useful and necessary practice, particularly in urban areas or small gardens. Wind, ice, snow, and a lack of light bring about the natural pruning of a tree, and this can often leave stumps or wounds that take time to heal and that expose the tree to decay, insects, and even certain diseases. Pruning performed by a professional arborist pruner helps improve the structure and health of your trees.

The following is an outline of the various kinds of pruning services that Arbo-Design provides to improve the health of your trees.


Complete Sanitation Pruning

This kind of pruning is done for the purpose of maintaining the tree in good condition. Sanitation pruning involves the removal of branches that are interfering, dead, sick, harmful, broken, frail, that have included bark and that have a weak attachment. It also includes sprout, sucker, and stub control. Please note that for mature trees that have main branches with included bark, guying is a viable option. We can remove up to 20% of the tree's biomass, which reduces the wind's impact on your tree and thus improves its structure.


Hazard Reduction Pruning

Hazard reduction pruning is carried out in order to eliminate dead, sick, weak or broken branches or any other branches that pose a human or physical threat.



Thinning consists of removing parts of the branches supported by the framework in order to lighten and aerate the crown of the tree without changing its natural size; this allows more light to penetrate through to your land or infrastructure.


Crown Restructuring

Crown restructuring involves correcting any esthetic flaws or any structural defects brought upon by a breakage in the framework, by extreme procedures performed on the tree, or by natural causes. The purpose of this is to give the tree back its natural shape.


Formative Pruning

Young recently-planted trees also need proper maintenance. Formative pruning enables us to intervene in the tree's growth and help improve its structure by cutting certain branches, thus helping it grow in optimal conditions.

Formative pruning reduces the risk of major breakage in the long term and provides added security to your tree. When it reaches maturity, it will be stronger and healthier, and any work that may need to be performed on it will be less costly.


Clearance of Man-Made Structures

In urban areas, trees can often be found near our man-made structures (buildings, houses, sheds, swing sets, gazebos, clotheslines, telecommunication wires, etc.). The trees' structural parts often come into contact with these constructions, and this may damage and wound the trees. In the long term, such wounds can act as entry points for insects and diseases, thus threatening the health and integrity of your trees. This is why it is important to maintain your trees on a regular basis and free up the area of any man-made structures.

It is very important to leave the maintenance of your trees to professionals. Improper interventions on your tree can threaten its well-being throughout its entire life. Our professional pruners comply with the standards of the BNQ, making sure that you receive service of an exceptional quality in order to preserve a healthy, sustainable urban forest heritage for years to come.

Arbo-Design's team of arborists will be pleased to guide you throughout the entire pruning process. Ask for a [free] online consultation.