Trees sometimes need a little encouragement and support to grow the way you want them to, and that’s where pruning can help. By making strategic pruning cuts and removing dead wood, our fully trained team of Arborists can restore and maintain tree health, manage tree size, and minimise danger from falling branches. Under our expert care, your trees will thrive and your garden will reap the benefits.
Pruning maintains tree health because it increases airflow through the foliage (which disturbs resident pests) and prevents overcrowding in the tree canopy (which can lead to branches crossing or rubbing against each other). Pruning also stimulates tree growth, which encourages flowering and strengthens the remaining tree limbs.
DH Tree Services provides a range of pruning options for your garden or grounds to help maximise the natural beauty of your trees. Our tree pruning services include:
- Crown reduction, which manages the height and spread of your tree’s branches (and, subsequently, its root system). Dead, decaying, diseased or damaged branches are removed, which helps to make trees safe for nearby people and buildings. You can find out more on our crown reduction page.
- Crown thinning, which helps to reduce the density of your tree’s crown, allowing more light into your garden. Secondary branches are removed during crown thinning, which reduces wind resistance (preventing ‘sail’, which can leave your trees vulnerable in storms and heavy winds) while maintaining the tree’s natural size and shape.
- Crown lifting, which raises the height of the tree crown by pruning low-hanging branches. Crown lifting is a useful technique to clear obstructed walkways while maintaining the overhead canopy, and opens up the space below the tree to allow light in and provide a clear view beyond the tree.
- Formative pruning, which guides young trees towards achieving the tree shape you desire, while minimising any structural defects. Formative pruning can be particularly helpful for fruit trees, because it helps to create a strong branch network for supporting growing fruits.
- Pollarding, which removes most of the tree’s branches to limit future growth. Pollarding is useful for maintaining a suitable tree height near buildings and overhead power lines. Pollarding is not appropriate for all tree species – we can advise you on the most appropriate way to manage your tree’s height if pollarding is not an option.
Contact DH Tree Services today to find out how our tree pruning services can help you, whether you want to create a beautiful, well-lit garden, regulate tree size in public areas or near buildings, or you need to provide a clear pathway through your garden or grounds. We look forward to providing you with a competitive and customised quote that reflects your unique requirements.