Pruning a tree will often be done for aesthetic purposes, but it is also completed for the benefit of the tree. Damaged, diseased, or broken limbs can be safety risks for those nearby and for the health of the tree. Removing these branches will also prevent further decay. Pruning can also reduce the amount of leaf disease on a tree by increasing the flow of air through the tree canopy. This has benefits for lower branches and for plants residing underneath the tree canopy, as well. Fruit trees, in particular, benefit from pruning as it has shown to improve the size and quantity of the crop when proper pruning takes place.