The long term satisfaction of growing trees in your garden that is well looked after cannot be put into words. If you are fortunate enough to have trees in your garden you’ll understand how important it is to look after them so that they can give you a lifetime of pleasure and joy.
Best Practice and Safety
Trees hold significant environmental and heritage value that’s why we carry out a full assessment before beginning any work. Some of our services include:
Tree Surveys and Assessments
We look at risk as our first priority and offer advice accordingly.
- This can include canopy raising, crown reduction, dead wooding and thinning.
- Tree felling and dismantling.
- Fully insured and qualified staff will expertly carry out this out safely and efficiently.
- Fruit tree pruning.
What we offer
When To Prune
Most routine pruning to remove weak, diseased, or dead limbs can be accomplished at any time during the year with little effect on the tree. As a rule, growth and wound closure are maximised if pruning takes place before the spring growth flush. A few tree diseases, such as oak wilt, can be spread when pruning wounds provide access to pathogens (disease-causing agents). Susceptible trees should not be pruned during active transmission periods..
Pruning may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, attractive, and safe condition. The removal of dead or dying branches from a tree should be done yearly to keep up with the tree’s growth. Thinning, Raising and Reduction are all techniques we use to alter the shape and structure of a tree to promote healthy, safe growth. Unlike some other tree workers, we don’t use ‘Topping’, a pruning method which can be very harmful to a tree’s development.
Pruning Young Trees
Correct pruning is essential for a developing tree to grow into a healthy, beautiful form. If young trees receive appropriate and proper pruning they require less corrective pruning as they mature. If a healthy and balanced structure of primary branches is established while a tree is young, the limbs, known as scaffold branches, will go on to form the mature tree’s ongoing framework and will be part of the tree for its entire lifespan.
The most common purpose of pruning palms is to remove material from the plant, especially for palms like coconuts that could cause damage to property or people. Palm pruning is usually conducted at least biannually, or as often as once every 3-4 months, depending on species. If a palm is over-pruned it will grow slower and could attract pest infestations, so using professionals is the best option to ensure your palms are pruned correctly.
Why do we prune our trees?
The main reasons for pruning are to remove dead growth, to improve the tree’s form and to reduce any risk from falling branches.
Trees are also pruned to increase air and light penetration to its crown and to the surrounding garden landscape. Mostly though, mature trees are pruned for corrective or preventive measures. This is because, it has been proved that, in many cases, routine thinning does not necessarily improve a tree’s health. Proper tree surgery is an art and because each cut has the potential to alter the growth, consideration needs to be taken in order to maintain structural integrity and aesthetics. Incorrect pruning can create lasting damage and even shorten a tree’s life.
Having a mature garden often incorporates a variety of trees. Your trees need to be looked after and cared for, resulting in a well organised, balanced and safe garden. Having someone who has a keen interest in old and ancient trees can really give you peace of mind in this area. Likewise, your shrubs and fruit trees need to be cared for by carrying out correct pruning procedures.
We prune young and old trees and shrubs so they grow in the right way and (for fruit trees) can yield a more abundant crop. Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their structural integrity and aesthetics and pruning must be done with an understanding of tree biology.