Tree pruning is the term used for the removal of parts of a tree. This would include removing branches, twigs, limbs, soft growth or even root systems. There are various reasons why your tree would require pruning, whether it
be to make the tree safe, overhang could be affecting access routes, or simply aesthetic reasons and allowing extra light into your garden.
The aim of Formative Pruning is to encourage a young tree's structure to form into an appearance typical to that specific species of tree.
This would also include reducing any potential hazards within a tree which may form as a tree grows.
Dead wooding is the removal of dead limbs and branches of a tree. This service is essential as these limbs and branches can become hazardous over time by falling or forced down by high winds.
Crown Reduction & Shaping
Crown reduction is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by cutting branches back to a suitable growth point, whilst maintaining the tree’s natural shape as much as possible.
Crown thinning is a method of pruning a tree while maintaining it’s overall size and natural structure. Thinning secondary branches reduces the density of the tree, which in effect allows more light into the garden, reduces wind resistance, improves form and reduces growth rate.
Pollarding involves the removal of all the trees growth, back to the main stem. This technique is normally used on species such as Lime, Poplar, Willow or a Plane.
It is normally started once a tree reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the tree to that height.
Ivy Severance / Removal
The goal when severing Ivy on a tree trunk is to seperate the Ivy vines from their source of nutrients within the soil, so they will die.
Ivy can potentially cause serious harm to a tree, either through strangalation, encouragement of rot and causing additional issues.