Tree Surgery

Trees in urban or populated areas require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be carried out with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut; this can only be performed by a qualified arborist.

Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life. We will advise you regarding the types of pruning that can improve the health, the visual beauty, and the safety of your tree.

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To reduce the overall crown of (usually) older trees, while keeping the trees natural shape.  This technique is used to help the strength and stability of the tree and to increase your tree’s life.

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This technique can be used on a stand alone basis or combined with a crown reduction.  This opens the canopy by removing dead, weak or diseased branches.  This helps prevent the tree acting as a ‘sail’ in high winds.  Allowing the branches to move freely and reduce the branches rubbing to promote the well being of the tree.

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To remove the lower branches that are causing obstruction to property, vehicles and pedestrians.

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The removal of dead, dying or diseased wood right through to stumps of broken branches, unwanted epicormic shoots, climbing plants etc.

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A traditional method of tree management, the term ‘pollarding’ is often mis-used to describe poor tree pruning. Where it is appropriate, pollarding involves pruning the tree quite dramatically, often to only a few metres high, from which shoots re-grow with surprising vigour. It can be an effective way to greatly reduce the size of a tree while also leaving it in an easily maintained condition (when done on a regular basis). While it is not appropriate for all species, it can increase the health and longevity of other species – indeed, some of our best known ancient trees are old pollards. We can advise on whether pollarding is an appropriate course of action for your tree.