We offer a high quality, professional tree surgery service which includes:
The ends of all branches are reduced in length, back to suitable ‘growth points’ (side branches). As a result the entire tree crown is reduced in size and volume whilst retaining the natural shape. This procedure can hugely increase the amount of light and space in your garden.
Branches are removed from within the tree crown in order to make it uniformly less dense. The natural shape of the tree is unaffected, but wind resisitance is reduced and there is a significant amount of light and air filltering through the crown. This is an important aspect of fruit tree pruning as increasing the air circulation within the crown reduces the risk of fungal diseases and helps ripen fruit.
This is normally achieved by removing the lowest branches, of the crown, to a specified height. This is an effective way of increasing the amount of light into your garden without removing the whole tree.
Completely removing the tree at the ground.
Carefully dismantling a tree in small sections from the top down. This operation is usually undertaken in confined spaces where felling is not possible.
The removal of dead or dying branches is usually carried out for safety and aesthetics. Larger dead branches can be safely retained (in order to provide habitat for birds and insects) by reducing their length and weight.
Fruit tree pruning:
Regular pruning ensures the trees are kept to their desired shape as well to open the canopy to allow plenty of light and air to pass through, this enables good ripening of the fruit and helps prevent a build up of diseases.
Renovation pruning of neglected or badly pruned trees. This requires a ‘slow and steady’ approach over a period of three to five years, removing a small percentage of the canopy each time. This process treats older trees gently and encourages new healthy growth, larger, sweeter and better keeping fruit and allows sunlight and the free flow of air to pass through the canopy.