Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices," especially when performed on urban trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree causes severe damage or even death. Be sure to watch this before pruning trees! View publication for more details: Tree Pruning Essentials - FNR-506-W at the Education Store.
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Urban Forestry, Tree Pruning, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources