Pruning is about creating the ultimate unique shape of the tree. It is a highly skilled art which demands a degree of competence that takes some time to achieve. The techniques are important because once a tree is badly pruned it will never recover. Good pruning techniques, on the other hand, can create something really pleasing and natural looking, to the extent that most people would not be aware that a tree had been pruned at all.

Well pruned multi-stem trees are good for garden designers because they have a small footprint with a large canopy, allowing designers to benefit from the large canopy whilst retaining the small footprint beneath to give space for planting. The end result is aesthetically pleasing and can create an instant impact in the garden