Tree Pruning

Our Work Includes:

Tree pruning services are tree care services where our tree surgeons selectively remove certain parts of a tree to provide you with the desired result. Whether you would like to let more light into your garden, removal of dead branches, reshaping of trees or lifting the canopy to increase clearance above the ground, we are here to help you manage your trees effectively.

Formative Pruning

Carried out to improve form and remove defects from trees.


Removal of lower branches to increase clearance beneath the canopy


Removal of secondary branches from within the crown to reduce its density leaving a balanced tree with even growth throughout.

Crown Cleaning

A remedial operation for the removal of all defects i.e. dead wood, diseased, crossing, rubbing branches, etc.

Crown Reduction & Reshaping

Removal of outer branches back to suitable growth points to reduce the crown’s overall size, or selected areas to reshape asymmetrical crowns.

Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to that height.

Suitable for...

  • Pollarding is a pruning technique used for many reasons, including:
  • Preventing trees and shrubs outgrowing their allotted space
  • Pollarding can reduce the shade cast by a tree
  • May be necessary on street trees to prevent electric wires and streetlights being obstructed

These are a few of the plants it can be used on:

  • Ash (Fraxinus)
  • Common lime (Tilia × europaea)
  • Elm (Ulmus)
  • Elder (Sambucus)
  • Gum (Eucalyptus)
  • London plane (Platanus × hispanica)
  • Mulberry (Morus)
  • Oak (Quercus)
  • Some species of Acer (A. negundo and its cultivars)
  • Tulip tree (Liriodendron)

Pollarding a tree is usually done annually, and would need to be carried out every few years to avoid potential problems