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Different Kinds of Tree Pruning

Tree pruning may be required for a variety of reasons. For instance, pruning can provide more space or light, additional peace of mind, improved brightness, or perhaps, where you want to reduce the number of leaves falling on the ground. However, generally speaking, tree pruning is done to maintain a tree’s health, safety and aesthetics.

Even if it’s the same species of trees, every single tree is unique and demands individual assessment so that our Camberley tree surgeons can take the best course of action.

While any kind of cutting or pruning can do a little bit of damage to the tree, pruning done carelessly or unprofessionally can severely damage a tree and even shorten its lifespan as a result.

Formative Pruning

It’s good practice to get formative pruning done in the early stages in order to have exceptional shape and overall structure. Professional formative pruning also avoids dangerous growth and costly correctional work in the latter years.

Crown Thinning

Some trees have extra dense foliage, preventing light from passing through where desired. Crown thinning concerns the removal of branches within your tree’s crown. This not only allows more light to pass through but also improves air circulation without affecting the tree’s structural integrity or natural aesthetics.

Crown Reduction

Also known as reshaping, crown reduction is distinct from crown thinning in the sense that it involves a reduction in canopy size and not density. Our professional tree surgeons will do their best to maintain the natural shape of the crown while reducing its overall volume to the desired amount. Canopy reduction size needs to be carefully calculated as removing too much of it may cause multiple problems in future. Our team will advise you on the best options based on the health and species of your tree.

Crown reduction is typically needed when:

  • Your tree is too large according to the permitted space
  • Its overall size according to the respective species is too large or if a specific species is susceptible to getting damaged by strong winds
  • A tree that’s leaning too heavily in one direction, unbalanced or structurally not sound
  • A tree that’s generally out of shape

Crown Cleansing

Crown cleaning or deadwood removal is when pruning is required out of dying, already dead or diseased wood – or where there are broken branches, or branches crossing over, rubbing together, where there is epicormic growth (water sprouts), etc. Crown cleansing comes standard when you hire us for crown thinning and reshaping.

Crown Lifting

This is where the lower limbs from your tree’s crown are removed, improving its overall height from the base. This is done to ensure that people and vehicles can safely pass from underneath, but can also be used to clear away branches from buildings and nearby structures.

Our qualified and insured local tree surgeons have numerous years of experience pruning trees in Camberley and throughout all surrounding areas.

Contact a member of the team today and we’ll happily provide you with a free no-obligation site visit and written quotation.