Tree pruning is required on mature trees to remove dead and dying branches to maintain tree health and safety. Research has now documented that pruning and thinning tree branches, the removal of live branches to reduce density, significantly reduces wind resistance and subsequent storm damage. Thinning should be concentrated on the outer portions of the canopy, leaving as many branches on the interior crown of the tree as possible. Sometimes individual branches require reduction in length to improve the form and shape of the tree, to eliminate interference with objects and structures/buildings, and to compensate for structural weaknesses. Give Justin at Big Horn Tree Service a call to get your Trees trimmed and pruned and looking nice at 970-640-5671.