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Tree pruning

Pruning Young Trees

Proper pruning of young trees is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and form.  Each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree.

Skilful pruning when trees are young requires less corrective pruning as the tree grows.  It is also important as poor pruning can cause damage that lasts the life of the tree.

Pruning Mature Trees

Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure and must be done with an understanding of tree biology.
​​​​​Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to improve form, and to reduce risk.  Most mature trees are pruned as corrective or preventative measures.

Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason.

Understand the pruning needs of mature trees and the proper pruning techniques for their care.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Guardian Tree Services has a lot of experience with pruning fruit trees.

We are happy to advise you on the best time of the year to do fruit tree pruning and how to keep the trees healthy and free from disease.

Formative Tree Pruning

Formative Tree Pruning is important to give young juvenile trees a good start and set up the right canopy branch structure for the future.

It pays to do Formative Tree Pruning straight after planting new trees or as soon as possible.

Height and Canopy Reductions

Tree care is about preventing branches or canopy damage by skilfully reducing trees. Guardian Tree Services are happy to give you free advice on the best and most appropriate way of doing this.

In our region, we often must reduce the height and canopy of eastern side of trees. The prevailing westerly wind makes trees grow stronger on the opposite side. This can lead to branches getting too heavy and breaking off.

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