The only form of pruning the 'Cupressus sempervirens' cypress tree is ornamental or aesthetic and is called 'pyramidal pruning'.

It is done carefully and completely by hand. The longer branches are cut with comb secateurs or classic manual pruning shears to maintain the tapered shape of this beautiful tree.

Pruning tools must be disinfected with specific products, because otherwise there is a risk of transmitting a serious disease known as 'cypress cancer'to these trees.