Pruning, Shaping & Maintenance
Pruning and shaping are essential to maintain the health and beauty and the structural integrity of your trees, as well as for safety and liability issues. Topping and shaping trees and hedges is an extreme practise, but they grow out of shape over time and can block a beautiful view or the sun and light. We use industry-approved tree pruning techniques, so you can be assured that the proper tree cuts are made and will seal correctly, overall tree health will be optimised, and industry safety standards will be followed.
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Reduction: this operation involves reduction in the height and spread of the tree’s canopy and is generally used where the tree is tending to outgrow its situation.
Lifting: is the pruning operation to raise the crown/canopy. It involves pruning or removal of branches to increase the distance between the base of the canopy and ground level. It is normally carried out to improve access or provide visibility beneath the canopy. This type of pruning should, if possible, be carried out before a tree reaches maturity in order to avoid large wounds.
Thinning: this involves the reduction in the density of the crown to reduce damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds. Crown-thinning may be carried out to admit more air and light into and through the canopy. This operation would not normally be carried out on conifers (for example, pine and fir trees), so it is generally confined to deciduous broadleaf trees.
Cleaning Out: includes the removal of dead, diseased, damaged, weak, and crossing branches; epicormic growth and water shoots may also be removed. Cleaning out also entails the removal of foreign objects and climbing plants, such as Ivy.
Dead-Wooding: involves the removal of dead wood from the tree and is normally carried out for safety reasons.
Contact Topfell today for a free site visit to evaluate the condition of your trees and determine the extent of pruning for optimum tree health and safety.