Lateral pruning helps protect the health of the tree, but it can result in an unattractive tree shape. If you have a tree that will need extensive pruning or think you will be unhappy with the resulting shape, you may want to ask KUB about removing the tree. You may also want to consider removal if the tree is dead, unhealthy, or unsound.

If you and KUB agree that it is better to remove the tree, KUB’s standard agreement calls for cutting the tree and removing the brush. Due to cost, KUB does not remove stumps, sawdust, or wood, but we will cut the trunk into 18-inch lengths for you.

For examples of what some species of trees look like after pruning, see the Tree Pruning Examples appendix from the guide.