One of the most important reasons to regularly prune is to influence the way a tree grows. With correct pruning, a tree can be guided into a specific configuration of limbs and branches that is more favorable for the structural integrity of the tree, something that is important for the Dallas area where we frequently experience high winds.
Preserving an optimal structure with balanced weight distribution helps reduce the risk of broken limbs and falling branches. When pruned correctly, a tree will not have troublesome branch structures and improper weight distribution that would make it susceptible to breakage further down the road in the life of the tree as branches grow heavier and longer.
It’s also important to point out the aesthetic benefits of tree pruning, removing unsightly sucker branches and contouring the overall shape of the canopy can greatly improve its appearance and the curb appeal of your home.