Here at North West Arborist, we love nothing more than finding pruning solutions to tree issues rather than removal. It’s like a permanent haircut – once it’s gone, it’s GONE! From an early age, trees need nurturing and as they establish themselves there is a need for formative tree pruning by a skilled arborist. This will allow them to grow into healthy mature trees that add value to your property. An arborist will carry this out by:
- Removing co-dominant leaders
- Removing crossing branches
- Identifying weak unions
- Weight reducing problematic limbs
- Crown lifting for access underneath the tree.
Removal of dead, diseased and dying branches for aesthetic, health or safety reasons.
Crown thinning is a great way to open up a view without topping and to maintain light filtration through a tree onto undergrowth or into a dwelling. Depending on how fast your tree tries to thicken up, this can be done every 2-5 years. When done correctly, the true beauty of the tree will be enhanced – while allowing light or view benefits to the client.
Although not the healthiest method of pruning for your tree, a decent crown reduction definitely has its place in modern arboriculture.
Crown reductions are usually performed to:
- Allow light into a property or dwelling
- Open up a view
- Weight reduce hazardous limbs
- Safely manage the decline of an old tree
- Slow down root growth
Please be aware that once a tree has been reduced it will require regular maintenance (usually every 2-3 years) to maintain its health, safety, and aesthetics.