Pruning can alleviate and solve a wide variety of problems that you may encounter on your property. For example, pruning can prevent disease and insect problems (and in most cases it is a better solution than pesticides). Pruning can protect from potential storm damage, keep limbs from interfering with structures and remove dead limbs that have that are potentially hazardous. Furthermore, it reduces the weight of limbs that have the potential to fall because of rot or stress cracking. We also prune for other needs such as for fruit or for privacy.