Tree Pruning Service across London, Surrey & Kent

Why Do You Need to Prune a Tree?

Unpruned tree problems:

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⮞ Overgrown tree limbs will being to overcrowd other species of tree. Which isn’t aesthetically pleasing.

⮞ Blocking natural light to your home or garden. If you have other trees or plants in your garden a overgrown tree can block out the essential light needed.

⮞ Large limbs that become overgrown could be in danger of snapping during storms or windy weather. Causing costly damage to it’s surroundings.

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Why Prune Trees?

Tree Pruning London & Surrey

We prune trees for a variety of different reasons. We might be pruning in order to improve the structure of the tree, perhaps removing diseased branches or potential current/future danger areas. We might prune in order to increase light and decrease shading through the tree. Another common reason is to reduce the wind load or to provide increase clearance between a tree and a building/property.

Our tree surgeons are careful in which branches they remove and how much 'leaf volume' they remove. Pruning a large branch from a tree can lead to the tree becoming diseased from the wound. 

The removal of tree branches can be an extremely dangerous process. The most sensible and the safest option is to contact us to complete the process on your behalf. Our tree surgeons are highly experienced in a range of pruning techniques, particularly if the branch cannot be reached from the ground.

When Should you Prune a Tree?

Tree Pruning Service London & Surrey

Tree Pruning should ideally be completed once after the tree's leaves have ‘flushed’ and hardened. This occurs during late spring through summer. For some species this is not applicable, those being: Birch, Walnut and Maples, as these trees will ‘bleed’ sap and put the tree at risk of losing valuable sugars in the process if pruned too early. 

Species such as the Cherry tree partially rely on the production of a resin or gum to aid in the defence against wound related pathogens. We only prune Cherry tree during the summer months. 

Tree pruning should be avoided during periods where the exposed wood would be left exposed to severe weather conditions. Examples of which would be: frost, snow, or draught.

We would like to remind you that unless there is a potentially hazardous structural defect that needs to be addressed, it is always best to prune trees as little as possible, as removing large amounts of wood and foliage reduces the ability of the tree to photosynthesise and can put the tree under significant stress. 

When to Prune Deciduous Trees

Layer 1

Spring - Summer

Ailanthus
Alder
Ash
Beech
Elm
Eucalyptus
Hornbeam
Horse Chestnut
Lime
Oak
Plane
Rowan
Whitebeam
Willow

Layer 1

Summer

Robinia
Cherry
Almond
Apricot
Peach
Plum 
Magnolia

Layer 1

Summer or Winter

Walnut
Maples
Sycamore
Birch

Layer 1

Winter

Apple
Mulberry
Poplar

When to Prune Evergreen Trees

Layer 1

Spring

Pines

Layer 1

Spring - Summer

Cypresses

Layer 1

Summer or Winter

Firs
Hemlock
Spruce
Yew

Layer 1

Winter

Cedars
Holly
Holm Oak
Western Red Cedar

TREE NEED PRUNING?

The Various Types of Tree Pruning

Pruning Crown Reduction Lifting Thinning

Tree Crown Reduction
During a crown reduction the tree's crown is made smaller without spoiling the 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 potentially dangerous trees, but can also be useful if trees are obstructing or damaging buildings or power lines.

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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.

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Tree Crown Thinning
Crown density is reduced by the removal of selected branches from the whole crown, but the overall shape and size of the tree is maintained. 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 damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds or to allow more light through a tree.

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Tree Crown Cleaning
Removal of dead and dying wood; stumps of broken or poorly cut branches; unwanted epicormic shoots. Crown cleaning can also include the removal of unwanted climbing plants such as ivy or foreign objects such as wires.

Tree Pollarding
Tree pollarding is a method of management where the main leading stem of a young tree is removed to encourage regrowth. The regrowth that then occurs can be regularly removed (re-pollarding) back to the same point (the pollard head).

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Highly Trained, Expert Tree Surgeons

Specially trained, highly experienced climbers and tree surgeons. All are trained to work sensitively with the environment and operate under excellent environment and quality management guidelines. Our skilled arborists have years of experience caring for trees of all shapes and sizes.

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We are fully insured and qualified to NPTC standards in all aspects of tree work. All work we do is carried out to the highest standard with the least inconvenience possible.

Complete Range of Tree Services

From your first consultation we tailor our service to meet your exact requirements and we remove waste timber and foliage for the perfect finish.

Residential & Commercial Experts 

Our highly-qualified, expert tree surgery team can tackle any job, from small-scale domestic tree work to tree management on large commercial or development sites.

Outstanding Levels of Customer Service

The Tree Fellers are trusted and professional tree surgeons. We have developed an excellent reputation for providing quality, safe and cost effective tree surgery for both domestic & commercial customers.

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