Tree pruning is a fine balance between art and science and requires both experience and sufficient knowledge of individual tree species and, especially, their unique growth patterns. Our years of experience has shown us that certain tree species react differently when it comes to tree pruning, particularly during specific times of the year. While there is much debate within the industry, we have found that it is best to do tree pruning for deciduous trees after the first flush of growth or during late season growth. Tree pruning after the coldest months during winter will lead to great growth in spring, autumn may be the least ideal time of the year to perform tree pruning.
Native Australian trees and evergreens are best pruned after extension growth has completed during the summer months, but better less pruning than too much. Pruning some Australian native trees during the winter months can mean that they will require more time to seal and eventually repair the cut; it is always best to make a series of small cuts than simply remove large tree limbs.
There are many reasons to call us for tree pruning: tree shaping and tree pruning can be utilised to encourage stronger form and structure during the early growth states, to allow for better light penetration for fruiting purposes, to encourage growth in a certain direction and to avoid problems with service and building lines or with pests and diseases.
Depending on the size of the tree and its location, several methods will be used to carry out tree pruning. These could include climbing, elevated work platforms and ladders and using extendable poles with attachments, motorised pole saw and hand saws.