Tree Pruning

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.

Tree ThinningReducing 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.

LiftingTo 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.

Formative PruningIn 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 PruningCorrective 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.

Crown RestorationThe 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.

Dead WoodingA 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.

Hedge TrimmingThe 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

We pride ourselves on being the Gold Standard across all our tree services Hamilton, Waikato.

Tree Removal

The scale of our work varies remarkably; no tree is too small or too large because we have the experience, equipment and insurance to carry out a safe and professional job. If access to the tree is difficult or limited we will perform suitable methods of dismantling to guarantee the utmost safety, tidiness and efficiency. Once the tree has been removed consider having the stump ground out – for more information see ‘Stump Grinding’.

DIY tree removal can be disastrous especially in urban settings, please employ professional tree services Hamilton


Arboriculture isn’t associated with planting as often as it should be and we’re going to challenge that!

We are proud to provide a full planting service, starting with informative options and suggestions based on your needs, and how you would like to see your garden grow.
Then we can either refer you to a suitable Nursery or we will organise and plant it for you, with no hassle from start to finish.
We encourage everyone to broaden the understanding of our profession, ‘Arbor’ (Latin for tree) and ‘culture’ (The cultivation of plants).

We love to share our knowledge of plants and their characteristics, simply contact us - our advice is always free.

Inspection, Consultancy & Advice

Trees in our developed environment manifest challenges, requiring careful planning and diligent maintenance. At Marc Doyle Treework we are qualified to offer formal written reports, along with free advice that we enjoy sharing with our customers.

We have provided local schools and businesses with written reports on the safety of their trees, usually concerning the welfare of pedestrians. Thorough inspections and reports will address any problems and reduce the risks associated with the structure of the tree, and the man made surroundings it may affect.


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