Incorrect pruning can seriously damage your trees. Selecting the correct method of pruning to achieve the desired effect is a trained skill that we are passionate about. A rewarding part of our job is the opportunity we get to admire the visible difference, a few carefully considered snips can make to your outdoor space.
Reducing the density of your tree will allow more light to spread through the crown of the tree, into your house and garden - often a simple answer to cold or dampness in the home, mould, dark gardens and poor grass fertility.
Thinning is also very beneficial for the tree itself, improving air circulation to transport nutrients throughout the tree.
Having your trees thinned professionally will ensure the right branches will be removed, without sacrificing the shape or size of the tree.
To lift the crown of a tree to the desired height, the lower branches are carefully removed. Lifting can increase garden space; improve light underneath the tree and create better access to the surrounding area.
Lifting trees away from buildings and objects can sometimes be an appropriate alternative to complete removal.
In the early years of a tree’s life you have the opportunity to define its shape, using formative pruning. After the stronger ‘leaders’ and major limbs are selected, the weak, damaged or crossing branches are removed, leaving your tree to mature in good health and character.
Trees that receive the appropriate pruning course while they’re young will require very little corrective pruning when they mature.
Corrective pruning is usually applied to trees that have had no formative pruning in their early years, and as a result have matured in poor condition.
‘Double leaders’ or ‘co-dominant stems’ can sometimes develop and later lead to structural weaknesses in the tree. If the condition is neglected the tree can become dangerous, ill proportioned or deformed.
Removing double leaders while the tree is young is ideal, however corrective pruning can help rectify the health and form of the tree.
The results of a restoration will vary depending on the circumstance, but the primary focus is to remove unwanted activity in the tree, caused by neglect. Common activity includes pests and diseases that prey on weak trees, and torn branches, which will often cause decay. By thinning the tree we would eliminate as much of the insect and fungal problem as possible, then we can focus on pruning to restore the tree to a desirable form.
The objective of crown restoration is to revitalise a neglected tree, saving it from decay and saving you from the potential hazards that may arise.
A common example of how arboriculture can improve your safety is dead wood removal. Dead wood is not always obviously visible and if left too long can become a hazard in the private and public sector. Weakened branches that hang above pedestrian traffic are particularly dangerous, by contracting a professional to prune your trees you will ensure little or no dead wood will be left to fall. Dead wood can house pathogens from the air potentially infecting the tree, causing decay and loss of structural integrity.
Removing dead wood is an affordable way to tidy your tree and protect your buildings, cars and most importantly you and your children.
The perfect hedge is effortless when you have a professional regularly trimming it. Our attention to detail will ensure that all green waste is removed from site and you are only left with a satisfyingly tidy hedge