There are a number of reasons why a tree may need pruning. Pruning is often undertaken to –
- Maintain clearance from buildings or powerlines
- Remove dead branches to avoid branch drop and reduce entry points for pests and disease
- Reduce weight on over extended branches
- Improve a trees form
- Repair damage from storms or branch failures
Good pruning work can minimise the stress on a tree. Any pruning is doing damage to the tree and it is an arborists job to only take what is needed. Leaves are the trees solar panels, removing leaves is essentially reducing the trees ability to create its own food.
Trees are long living organisms and as such, trees need long term maintenance plans. Pruning should not be seen as a one off event, in fact, trees respond better to lighter pruning more often than a major prune once every 5 years.
Poor pruning can severely damage a tree leaving it open to reduced vigour and disease. Too often we are called to trees which have been poorly pruned in the past and have since become maintenance nightmares. Trees can be huge benefits to the environment and your property if properly cared for. Having one of our qualified arborists conduct a tree health inspection or perform preventative pruning can save you dollars down the track.
As with most things, prevention is better than a cure. Keeping trees healthy reduces the chances of your tree needing major pruning or removal.
Pruning can be dangerous work, especially with larger trees. Experienced arborists have the equipment, skills and insurance to ensure all circumstances are managed effectively and safely. More than inconvenient, it is also highly dangerous to try pruning a tree yourself.
Our arborists have Certificate III in Arboriculture (AQF III) and Diploma of Arboriculture (AQF V) as well as being registered as a QTRA (Quantified Tree Risk Assessment) user. We have comprehensive insurance coverage and many years of experience.