Many trees are pruned to make them look better as they have outgrown their initial pruning or have never been pruned and have taken on a leggy appearance. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a tree pruned to make it look better as long as the practitioner is capable of pruning for health and structure while enhancing appearance. If you need a hand pruning your trees – give us a call!
The Schubert choke cherry that is the subject of this post didn’t appear to have had any formative structural pruning and only had the lower branches removed for mowing access. As a result, this tree has taken on a leggy growth habit showing pronounced top and bottom growth while being thin in the middle.