Tree Pruning  

Tel: 01234 720801 
Tree pruning and tree management takes many different forms depending on the situation and requirements of the land owner. Regular tree management maintains the health of the tree and provides a more distinct environment. Recommended works will depend on many factors including whether there are any nearby hazards, evidence of decay or disease, species etc. 
 
Some trees respond poorly to pruning and individual, tailor made advice is always given. 

Crown Reduction 

Acacia Crown Reduction
This is a more extensive and severe form of pruning and is used to: 
 
1. Reduce the weight of potentially dangerous limbs. 
2. Balance a misshapen tree, for example, following storm damage, or after bad pruning. 
3. Prevent trees obstructing or damaging buildings and property. 
4. Prevent trees from interfering with overhead telephone and power lines. 
 
 

Crown Thinning 

Sycamore with a TPO being Crown thinned
This is done to allow more light through to the crown without altering the overall shape and size of the tree.  
 
Crossing or rubbing branches are removed together with diseased wood. The tree is then pruned to reduce the crown density whilst retaining a natural shape. 
 
 

Crown Lifting 

Crown Lifting
Crown lifting is carried out to increase the clearance between the ground level and the lower branches either to allow access below the tree, to clear sight lines, improve views or allow light to penetrate to the ground. 
 
 

Deadwood Removal 

This process is completed to prevent any issues with falling debris and is therefore normally completed in high risk areas such as over roads/footpaths, in gardens or in public locations. It involves climbing around the entire canopy of a tree to remove dead branches that will degrade and eventually fall. It may be completed to different specifications such as large pieces only. 
 
 
 

Pollarding 

A line of trees pollarded at Bedford and County Golf Course
Pollarding is a woodland management method of encouraging lateral branches by cutting off a tree stem or minor branches two or three metres above ground level. 
 
It is a process that should be repeated regularly and can prolong the lives of trees dramatically when they would be unable to support a full crown. 
 
 
 
 
For more information about Heritage Arboriculture Ltd. or to book an appointment to discuss your trees please call us on 01234 781733.  
 
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