Tree pruning usually consists of Crown reduction, Crown thinning or Crown Lifting.
Hands on Tree Care are experienced at all forms of tree pruning. This method reduces the size and volume of the canopy whilst maintaining the shape and form of the tree. Crown reduction is often advised in situations where a client wishes to create more light in their garden or if a tree is growing too close to their property.
Tree Pruning / Crown Thinning
Tree Pruning maintains the overall size of the tree but removes selected branches within the canopy. This technique is suitable in order to remove any dead branches which may pose a potential hazard or removing any areas of disease within a tree. It improves the health and longevity of mature trees. In addition this process will also create more light for the garden.
Tree Pruning / Crown Lifting
This form of tree pruning is often advisable for trees sited on or bordering public highways or pedestrian access areas to prevent any risk to public or vehicles. It involves removing only the lowest branches to comply with statutory minimum height clearance regulations stipulated by councils and the highways agency.
Dead Branch Removal
Dead branch removal is undertaken to prevent damage to property and people. Dead wood left in the tree canopy can pose a strike hazard to pedestrians. Trees naturally produce dead wood as new growth occurs and this is a process which occurs throughout the life of a tree. Trees with dead wood pose particular risk in high winds or heavy snowfall where excessive branch weight is created leading to increased risk of limb fracture. It can also be necessary to remove overgrown overhanging limbs which carry excessive weight and again become potentially hazardous.