- To improve tree structure & health.
- To mitigate potential hazards.
- To clear man-made structures, street lights, thoroughfares, etc.
- To allow light penetration.
The maintenance of trees located in cities, suburbs, and even developed rural areas is classified as Urban Forestry. While forest trees need little to no attention from outside sources, trees in urban settings require special care to remain healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. Every pruning cut has potential to change the growth of the tree; therefore pruning should not take place without reason. The following are good reasons for pruning a tree: