At face value, trees provide beauty and shade for your lawn.
Trees benefit your community in so many additional ways. The human response is to feel serene, peaceful, and at home when we are surrounded by trees and nature. Take care of your trees so they take care of you. Trees that are properly pruned when they are young grow sturdier and require less pruning as they mature. When pruning, do not remove too much of the canopy. This starves the tree of growth, nutrients, and protection. No more than 25% should be removed at one time. Limit pruning to remove only dead or broken branches.