Tree Pruning and Tree Trimming In Darlington
At Tree Surgeon Darlington, we specialize in tree pruning and tree removal services providing exceptional services to locals. Our tree removal services are dedicated to providing healthy, aesthetically pleasing and safe trees for your property. Our team of experienced arborists and state of the art equipment’s allows us to offer comprehensive solutions to meet all your tree care needs.
What Is Tree Pruning?
Tree pruning is the process of selectively removing specific branches or parts of a tree, such as defective branches, to improve the overall health, structure, aesthetics and safety of a tree. Tree Pruning is an important part of the maintenance of a healthy tree as-well as the aesthetics of your landscape. Overgrown trees can reduce the sunlight levels entering you home.
In Simpler terms Tree pruning is almost like getting a haircut, overgrown hair may be subtle to more damage, obscure your vision and look unattractive. These same reasons are why you would need to get your tree’s pruned.
Tree Pruning/trimming can be seen as an umbrella term, as tree pruning just refers to the trimming of trees. The more specific terms of what type of trimming is being done in arboriculture is conventionally called, Crown Lifting, Crown Thinning and Crown reduction.
Crown Lifting is the process of removing Lower branches to the lift the height of the crowns base. This is really important for trees that hang over roads, as there must be 4-5 metres clearance between the lower part of the canopy and the road.
Crown thinning is the selective removal of smaller / tertiary branches, to thin out the fullness of the tree. Crown thinning is carried out to allow light and wind to pass more freely through the tree’s canopy/crown.
Crown Reduction is the procedure of cutting back branches to suitable pruning points. Crown reduction is too significantly reduce the Height and spread of the crown. Out of the three pruning techniques, crown reduction is typically the method that directly reduces the size of a tree the most.
It’s important to remember, there are many varying factors as to what type of pruning a tree requires. Consulting with a professional arborists such as ourselves will ensure that the correct pruning method is applied to achieve your desired results while enhancing the health and vitality of you tree .
When is the best time to Prune Trees UK ?
The best time to prune your trees in the UK, is relatively dependent on the species of the tree and specific goals of the pruning. However guidelines from The arboricultural association state that it is best to prune trees, during the dormant season, which is late autumn to early spring. This is due to many trees being less susceptible to diseases and pests. It is also important to know what type of tree you have as some species such as walnut, maples and Birch trees bleed from the sack this may cause a loss of important sugar. That’s why it is vital to prune these trees in early spring when there is less risk for the trees health.
If you’re unsure of what type of pruning to carry out on your trees it is best to contact us as certified arborist, we have the experience and knowledge to help you make informed decisions on your trees health and vitality.
Tree Pruning advice
What can Pruning Prevent ?
Pruning can prevent the obstruction of Views, pathways, Falling branches and Reduced sunlight.
What can happen if a tree isn’t pruned ?
Overgrown crowns and branches can cause damage to structural fences, falling branches in windy weather which at worse can cause accidents.
Does pruning benefit trees ?
Pruning can have a lot of benefits such as removing diseased, weak branches. However, If pruning is not done right can cause reduce the life span and further damage the tree.
As you can see there are many benefits to Tree Pruning, but it is vital these tasks be undertaken by a professional arborist as there are some risks involved. Contact us for all you inquiries and to get a professional second opinion.