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. Pruning must be done with an understanding of tree biology. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree’s life.
Eden Dene Tree Services have highly trained Arborists and can perform tree pruning, trimming and reductions. We ensure that we perform this process to the specific standards with safety a priority to avoid any unnecessary damages.
How we carry out the process of Tree Pruning
We are going to assess the trees individually and decide what will be the best action we will do in depends on the tree species, shape, size and condition. We will perform the tree pruning safe and effective to maintain an even balance and safe condition.
To ensure that there will be no damage to trees and surrounding areas, we are using the latest tree surgery technique for the safety of lowering of large limbs and branches. If your tree has been damaged by the storm or has diseased branches, we will be but back to the relevant branch collar.
An appropriate cuts to the branch collars will be followed and always follow the guidelines set out in the BS3998 (British Standards). This is to ensure the tree health and balance while obtaining the desired overall shape of the tree.
Tree Pruning Services.
For the removal of any live part of the tree, most of us call or it is known as tree trimming or tree cutting. Tree Pruning is the correct term for it. It should be preferably be carried out using a branch collar to give the tree chance of healing the wound. There are types of Pruning that can be done:
Tree Crown Cleaning
This process is removing of dead and dying wood; stumps of broken or poorly cut branches; unwanted epicormic shoots. This type of pruning also includes the removal of unwanted climbing plants such as ivy or foreign objects, like wires.
Tree Crown Lifting
Lower Branches are removed to effectively raise the crown, which is the whole branch structure of the tree. This is a very useful treatment of large garden trees where shading is a problem, as the light can come in underneath the tree.
Tree Crown Thinning
This is normally done as a weight reduction method if a significant structural weakness is identified in the stem or major branches. It is also done to reduce the damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds or to allow more light through a tree.
Tree Crown Reduction and Reshaping
This process is made smaller without changing the original shape of the tree. This is very skilled work and often involves a method of pruning called “drop-crotching”. Again, it is done to reduce the weight in a potentially dangerous tree, but can also be useful if trees are obstructing or damaging buildings or power lines.
It is an effective way of reducing the amount of shade cast by trees, to thin the crown thereby increasing air circulation, it helps keep trees a comfortable size for their local environment, it may be necessary to shape a tree for design purposes and to prevent trees from touching overhanging electricity or telephone lines.
Tree Pruning to Avoid!
There are various methods of to tree pruning but not all of them are particularly good for the tree. Here is an example of bad practice pruning:
This is the hard pruning of a mature or semi-mature tree involving the removal of nearly all of the branches and foliage of the tree. This is nearly always considered unacceptable practice unless on hazardous trees and should not be confused with pollarding. This type of pruning destroys the tree’s shape and introduces decay and encourages the development of a weak branch structure and can kill some species such as beech.