University of Florida

Home > Pruning trees > Structural pruning > Photo examples > Reducing length of low branch

Reducing length of low branch

back buttonnext button

Reducing the length of this low branch clears the sidewalk and ensures that the branch will not grow to become very large. It would not be good for this low branch to get very large because it will eventually be removed from the tree. It is far too low to become a permanent part of the tree canopy.