Silver maple is a large tree species that can reach sizes in excess of 80' tall and 50' wide. Their growth habit is to form multiple stems with long sprawling limbs that reach up and out from the main trunk. Silver maple is known to form tight branching unions that can be predisposed to failure. Structural pruning as well as distal reductions to reduce weight and elemental dynamic movements of these limbs significantly reduces the likelihood of failure. This specific Silver maple, overhanging the laneway and parking area, was pruned for distal and structural reductions to lessen the potential for damage to the tree and the surrounding property. The result is a better balanced tree with a more pleasing aesthetic and a reduced potential for limb failure.