Tree/Shrub Pruning

A landowner inspecting branches on a tree prior to being pruned

Practice Code: 660
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Tree/shrub pruning is the removal of all or part of selected branches, leaders or roots from trees and shrubs.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Improves landscape aesthetics
  • Promotes desired plant attributes to help meet intended uses such as wind and snow control, noise abatement, access control, and visual screens
  • Improves health and vigor of woody plants
  • Enhances wildlife habitat

Conservation Practice Support Documents

Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideAll support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

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Tree Shrub Establishment (612)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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