Eliminating weak and conflicting stems to establish a strong healthy form (best done in winter season)
Subordinating parts of the crown to uniform the canopy and trunk taper
Shortening the canopy vertically or horizontally using techniques that preserve tree health
Reducing the foliage thickness to allow for wind and light, and removing dead, dying, and decayed branches
Raising the canopy for view or traffic and removing hazardous branches from over your home, vehicle, patio, etc.