Many trees will naturally form their shape as they grow, however others need assistance to ensure that they don’t develop structural defects in the future.
Formative Pruning is the process of selectively removing branches to improve a tree’s structure and health. This is a pruning technique that has both practical and aesthetic benefits and is used to ensure that young trees are given the best start in life.
Formative pruning is especially essential for fruit bearing trees as they need to have strong and balanced shape to better support heavy crops.
Trees can become problematic at times and pruning is required. We offer a professional pruning service allowing the tree to retain its health and structure, all pruning work is carried out by qualified arborists and complies with Australian Standard AS 4373-2007.
Common tree pruning works carried out are:
By reducing the canopy density of a tree by the removal of secondary branches, a 10% crown thinning can allow better light into a yard or help rekindle a lost view. This can be an option used when the tree is to be retained.
Sometimes there are some branches that cause a specific problem, such as tapping against a building or allow birds to perch over your car. Selective pruning is an excellent option to remove these branches without damaging the structure of the tree.
Removal of deadwood is the removal of dead branches. This prevents the dangerous situation of dead branches falling during times of heavy wind. Deadwooding is also used to remove small dead branches that fall regularly from trees. By removing them it reduces the frequency of twigs littering your property.
If you need to increase a trees clearance, you can perform a crown lifting which is where you remove the lowest branches. This improves clearance and access from the lower obstructing branches.
Remedial pruning is the corrective pruning of damaged branches to promote healthy growth. This can involve removing diseased branches, or tidying up some localised damage.
Plants don’t always grow in the directions you want unless you plan it. Formative pruning to young trees encourage growth in better and more suitable formations.
The removal of old and potentially hazardous fronds and fruiting clusters is a regular request. These often fall and make a mess, or a strong smell. This is a great preventative option to stop that smell or any damage to objects below.
Pruning to maintain safe clearances around overhead services such as power lines, transmission lines, or telephone connections.
Tree Pruning can be complex and difficult task – a professional arborist should always be sought. for all tree pruning services.
Contact the team at Green Leaf Tree and Garden Solutions for expert, no obligation advice on tree pruning, tree trimming and general maintenance in areas around Bowral, Mittagong and the Southern Highlands. We can advise what should be done.