Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning

Pruning is one of the most important aspects of tree care and maintenance. It makes certain that your trees look beautiful and remain safe and healthy.

There are many different forms of tree pruning, each appropriate to different situations. The most significant ones are described below. Our experience staff are happy to advise you on which type is most suitable for you and your trees requirements.

Canopy Reduction

To reduce the overall volume and visible size of a tree, while maintain the natural balance and shape. You may like to keep your tree but require more light in your garden or you feel the tree is too large given its proximity to your property.

Canopy Thinning

This process retains the trees overall size by only removing selected branches from within the canopy. The branches that are removed are often those that are dead, rubbin, split or defective in some way. This is a good way to maintain the health of your tree, while reducing clutter and dangerous limbs.

Canopy Lifting

Primarily removes the lower branches of a tree, to increase clearance below. This is often carried out over walkways, driveways, spouts and gutters. Can also be a good way to increase light to areas below, eg. Garden, path or windows.

Pollarding or Lopping

A traditional method, that requires pruning a tree quite drastically, often to stumps, from which shoots will regrow vigorously. This is an effective way to greatly reduce the size of a tree and leave it easily maintainable.

While not appropriate for all species, it can increase the health and longevity of some species.

Deadwood and Branch Removal

The removal of dead tree branches greatly improves the look and health of the tree.

Trees naturally produce deadwood as part of the normal growth process. Individually selected live branches can also be removed if they have grown in an overly heavyn manner, or obstruct light on building and property.