Pruning is the process of trimming a tree or shrub. Carefully and correctly done, pruning can increase its performance.

In urban trees, its usefulness is, on the one hand, to prevent the risk of falling branches, control the size of trees whose location does not allow their full development in it, and obtain straighter and less branched trees.

Eliminating certain parts or aspects for considering them unnecessary or negative or too radical cutting of the tree often compromises its survival.