Formative pruning is the process whereby an arborist or tree surgeon will prune a young tree. This is done to encourage healthy growth and to determine a shape for the tree to grow into in the future.
Deadwooding is the removal of any dead material from a tree's crown. Decay can pose a significant health risk, as heavy branches become weaker and eventually fall from the tree. Deadwooding removes these hazardous branches.
Crown lifting is the pruning of the lower branches of a tree. This promotes better light coverage and allows passage underneath the tree for pedestrians or vehicles.
Crown Reduction & Reshaping
Thinning is the removal of branches to promote the healthy growth of a tree. This process helps to ward off the damage caused by droughts, fires, insects or strong winds.
A crown reduction removes the branch tips, allowing you to create a desired shape for the tree. We can also remove damaged or dead branches during a crown reduction.
Cleaning is a similar process to dead wooding, whereby a qualified tree surgeon will remove damaged or dead branches from the crown of a tree.
Removing ivy from the trunks of trees is another way to protect them and promote healthy growth. Decaying matter can attract pests and cause disease, so you can better protect your trees by removing this material.
Many trees can produce fresh shoots when they are cut back to their stumps. Coppicing is the process of cutting young trees low to the ground to produce multiple fresh shoots, promoting healthy growth.
Pollarding is the process of removing branches from high up in the tree to promote the growth of dense and attractive crown foliage.
If you would like to discuss any of our tree pruning services, contact our team today, and we will be happy to offer you advice on which pruning methods would be best for your trees.
What is Tree Pruning?
Tree pruning is the process of routinely maintaining the health of your trees.
Unlike trees that grow wild in forests and woodlands, garden trees need to be cared for regularly by fully qualified tree surgeons or arborists.
The work carried out is done to ensure your tree grows healthy and lives a long life. It is also done to create any aesthetics looks that you would like for your trees.
Is pruning good for trees?
Pruning is the best way to help your trees to grow in a healthy and controlled way.
Over time, trees can become decayed, posing a risk to people and nearby buildings. Professional pruning by an expert tree surgeon is the best way to mitigate this risk.
The expertise of a fully qualified tree surgeon also means that any pruning a tree undergoes is appropriately done so that wounds do not form, saving the tree from significant damage.
When should tree pruning be done?
Typically, trees should undergo pruning through the winter. This is when the leaves have fallen in the autumn, and the branches are easiest to trim and before the fresh buds of spring begin to show.
Pruning before the fresh spring shoots begin to grow allows you to control the tree's growth, and our professional surgeons can create any aesthetic shape you desire.