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Professional Tree Pruning Services – An Overview

Posted on: June 29,2016

The dormant winter season is an ideal time for tree pruning for the following reasons:

Disease Management– Fresh pruning cuts are less likely to attract disease carrying insects and spread bacteria or fungi.

Wind/Storm Preparation– Weak and damaged limbs should be removed at this time to make the tree strong enough to withstand severe winter weather and winds.

Reduce Stress – Winter pruning causes the tree less stress and promotes healthy new growth in the Spring.

Opens up the Canopy – Grass and plants below the tree will benefit from pruning at this time as an open canopy allows more sunlight through below.

Precision Pruning – Leafless structures are easier to see, providing excellent access for precision pruning to be carried out.

One of the most important facets of overall tree care is tree pruning carried out in an organised and professional manner by professional arborists well trained and experienced in this field. However, a common misconception is that tree pruning is a simple DIY task undertaken mainly to give a desired shape to trees. This is not the case at all. There are many other reasons for tree pruning which should only be performed by professional arborists.

Consider the following scenarios where expertise is necessary –

  • A large tree in your garden has grown on to your neighbour’s property. If you try to prune the limbs, they may fall in your neighbour’s yard, potentially endangering life and property below.
  • A tree has grown tall enough to touch high voltage electricity wires above and must be pruned by order of the power company in order to avoid fires caused by short circuit. Only arborists with relevant qualifications and licences are permitted to work close to HV and LV wires as performing this task is extremely hazardous.
  • You want to give shape to a tree or a number of trees. Removing more than 30% of the total foliage will weaken the tree as its food producing capacity will be reduced. Arborists are familiar with the Australian Standards for tree pruning and will follow these standards to ensure that a tree’s health is not compromised.
  • Fruit tree pruning is required to be undertaken at specific times of the year to increase fruit yields. Professional arborists are familiar with these timings and correct pruning methods to produce the best harvests.

In all of the above cases and more, it is always advisable to seek the help of reputable tree care agencies.

One of the leading tree pruning services operating in Melbourne and its suburbs is Daryl’s Tree Care and Surgery. We have a team of arborists that is highly qualified and trained in every aspect of pruning and trimming. Special equipment enables us to finish any tree care task quickly. We are well guided and advised by Daryl, our Managing Director who has over twenty years experience in this field and has a Certificate in Horticulture, a Certificate of Tree Surgery and an Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture. He is also a member of the prestigious International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). You can be assured of top quality tree care services from us every time.

To learn more, give us a call now.