Tree Pruning Hamilton

At Marc Doyle Treework, our experienced arborist teams have the equipment and techniques to perform tree pruning Hamilton services with ease and safety in mind. 

Tree pruning influences the way trees grow. It protects your plant, family and property from injuries, pests and damages. However, incorrect tree pruning can seriously damage your trees. We are passionate about selecting the correct tree pruning method to achieve the desired effect. A rewarding part of our job is the opportunity to admire the visible difference a few carefully considered snips can make to your outdoor space. 

We strongly suggest that all homeowners consider pruning their trees as a long-term maintenance strategy.

Tree Pruning Methods

Selecting the correct tree pruning method is essential to maintaining plant health and improving the quality of flowers or foliage. 

Learn more about the different ways of tree pruning Hamilton techniques that we use below.

Arborist pruning a tree.
arborist thinning a tree

Tree Thinning

Reducing the density of your tree allows 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. It improves air circulation to transport nutrients throughout the tree. 

Having your trees thinned professionally will ensure that the right branches are removed without sacrificing the shape or size of the tree.

Tree Lifting

Tree lifting can increase garden space, improve light underneath the tree and create better access to the surrounding area. 

In addition, lifting trees away from buildings and objects can sometimes be an appropriate alternative to complete removal.

Arborist removing lower branches to lift the tree
Formative pruning of a young tree.

Formative Pruning

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 significant 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 develop.

Corrective Pruning

Corrective tree pruning is another type applied to trees that haven’t benefited from formative pruning as a young plant. This can lead to an unhealthy form of the tree; it can become deformed and dangerous. 

So, corrective tree pruning will help rectify the health and structure of the tree if this has been neglected from the early stages of the plant’s growth. We strongly recommend pruning your trees from their early years, so it grows stronger and healthier.

Arborist pruning a tree


Deadwooding is the practice of removing dead branches from your tree. This isn’t just an appearance issue; it can seriously endanger your tree and anyone who walks under or near it. Dead rotting branches can spread throughout the tree like an infection. It can also attract pests that can impact the health of your plant. 

Also, heavy branches can become prone to detach or break off during storms or high winds, causing damages to your property, home and public areas.  

Tree Crown Restoration

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. The rehabilitation focuses on removing unwanted activity, like pests and diseases, praying on the tree. 

By thinning the tree, we would eliminate as much of the insect and fungal problem as possible. Then, our team can focus on pruning to restore the tree to a desirable form.

Tree Crown Reduction

Tree crown reduction is the process of removing portions of the top of a tree’s canopy to shorten the height of a tree or branches. The reduction can be carried out to remove dead, diseased or damaged limbs or reduce the tree’s size. 

Only a small amount of the tree is removed to maintain its frame and ensure it won’t experience stress that could cause the tree to die.

Your trees, our passion


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