Trees require regular maintenance to keep them healthy in shape. Tree pruning incorporates different procedures:dead wooding, trimming, shaping, clipping, cutting, weight reduction and weight distribution. Excess dead branches and foliage should be removed to pave the way for new growth. Pruning also benefits the life expectancy and health of the tree. This procedure is extremely important to distribute the weight of the structure and decrease the chances of snapping of branches or bringing down of a whole tree.

Hedges require pruning maintenance twice in a year while large trees need to be pruned once in every few years to maintain the shape of the canopy and secure the structure of the heavy long limbs. Pruning techniques vary depending on the species of the tree, size, location, condition and hazards surrounding it.