Tree Pruning Melbourne – Treespan tree services offer expert tree pruning to suit your situation, be it a large tree in a small garden or dangerous trees requiring attention. Work is carried out by fully trained and professional staff using the latest in tree care techniques.
Tree pruning & trimming is an essential part of tree maintenance in the urban environment. Through correct pruning methods trees are kept healthy and hazardous branches and deadwood are safely removed. It also serves to provide more light, clear growth from cabling and buildings and enhances the view.
At Tree Pruning Melbourne – Treespan we apply different pruning techniques, all to Australian Standards AS4373/2007, that are in the main crown thinning, reduction pruning, deadwood removal, canopy lifting, selective pruning for specific problems and formative pruning to enhance aesthetic value.
Every technique is used for the purpose of creating and maintaining healthy trees, enhancing the beauty of the trees and their surrounds and creating a safe environment for and around the trees.
Trees are sympathetically pruned to train their form and remove any defects, create good spacing of their branches and reduce the risk of structural failure and therefore maintenance costs in the future, below is a brief description of some of the pruning techniques we use.
This is the removal of dead, broken, and crossing limbs, sucker sprouts on trunks, and weak or diseased limbs. We will specify the size of dead limbs to remove; usually one inch diameter and larger. The purpose of the crown clean is to improve structure, appearance and health. The outside appearance of the canopy will be affected very little.
Crown Raising is the process of raising the lower limbs of a tree by pruning them upwards, or pruning them back to the main trunk as desired. We will specify the height to the outside of the canopy, such as ten to twelve feet from the ground and five to six feet off of the house.
This is a reduction in the height and/or spread of a tree by pruning back the tips of the limbs. We will never remove more than 25% of the foliage as this may be detrimental to the tree.
Reasons for Tree Pruning Melbourne
Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to improve form, and to reduce risk. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as corrective or preventive measures.
Routine thinning does not necessarily improve the health of a tree. Trees produce a dense crown of leaves to manufacture the sugar used as energy for growth and development. Removal of foliage through pruning can reduce growth and stored energy reserves. Heavy pruning can be a significant health stress for the tree.
There are many outside considerations, however, that make it necessary to prune trees. Safety, clearance, and compatibility with other components of a landscape are all major concerns. Proper pruning, with an understanding of tree biology, can maintain good tree health and structure while enhancing the aesthetic and economic values of our landscapes.