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Tree Care and Pruning Services

When owning property or land that is home to Mother Natures finest of creations, it is important to consider the up keep of these Majestic beings. Whether it’s for the health and vitality of your trees, the safety of people and property that surround your trees. Or just to maintain and improve an aesthetically pleasing property and landscape. All pruning works are carried out to British Standard BS3998.

  • Deadwooding and Formative Pruning, is the removal of dead branches and branches that are rubbing on one another that could lead to cavitys that have the potential to fall and cause serious injury or damage to property.
  • Crown Raising/Lifting, is where the lowest branches on the tree are removed. This can allow sunlight to pass under the tree and maybe stop branches touching a garage or shed.
  • Crown Thinning, is a process that involves the removal of selective branches within a trees canopy, this allows sunlight to pass through the trees canopy. This also reduces the chances of branches rubbing together and causing cavitys leading to snapped or broken branches.

FAQs

When should trees be pruned?

The best time to prune a tree is usually Winter (November – March) as most trees are dormant and therefore less susceptible to insects and disease.

How often should trees be pruned?

Most adult trees should be trimmed every 3-5 years, while younger trees should be pruned every 2-3 years. A fruit tree should be trimmed once a year, although some evergreens can go for years without needing to be pruned.

Should trees be thinned out?

The plant becomes unstable and feeble as a result of excessive inner limb removal. Thinning should focus on creating a balance of branches for a robust platform while keeping the plant in as natural a form as possible. To avoid spouts and sluggish growth, the basic rule is to remove no more than 15-20 percent of the foliage from mature trees.