This Pear tree had significant dieback. All the deadwood was pruned out before beginning structural and formative care. Limbs with poor attachments were reduced to minimize failure potential and reductions were made to limbs that would be likely to continue dying back in the near future. This is done so that the tree does not need to expend energy compartmentalizing failing branches and twigs but rather puts the energy into reinvigorating the preferable branching structure that remains. Further pruning is one to balance the canopy and provide a more pleasing aesthetic.