A general term for various techniques of removing branches. We employ Shigo’s recommendations for compartmentalisation (To prevent infection which might damage the rest of the tree).
Taking control of the trees growth at an early stage in its development reducing the need for heavy pruning in the future: eg: pollarding.
We can shape hedges, trees and shrubs.
A method adopted when trees become structurally unsound. This will prolong the life and shape of the tree.