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Hedge and Tree Pruning and Tree Trimming Services

Tree pruning along with the tree removal is one of the most important maintenance practices in professional tree care. At Daryl’s Tree Care & Surgery, we offer tree trimming for Melbourne properties, helping you achieve your dream landscape.

There are essentially two tree care objectives in pruning tree’s and trimming shrubs. Hazard reduction tree pruning addresses a specific danger caused by visibly defined safety issues in your tree’s. Maintenance tree pruning preserves or improves tree health and structure. Special care is taken to encourage structural integrity, appearance, tree safety and the overall health of your tree’s.

Benefits of Tree Pruning

Tree pruning and tree trimming by professionals provide a variety of benefits to your tree’s. Tree pruning for health includes the removal of broken, diseased, or dead branches in order to prevent decay-producing fungi from penetrating and infecting other areas of your tree. Trimming the tree’s branches is also occasionally necessary to allow increased exposure to sunlight and circulation of air within the canopy.

Tree Pruning to prevent dangerous incidents

Trimming trees for structure enhancement is accomplished through young tree pruning also known as developmental tree pruning. These are the most important procedures for your new plantings to help ensure desirable branch architecture and structural integrity. In addition, proper tree trimming of a young specimen now will reduce the potential of costly problems and the need for structural support as your landscape matures.

Tree pruning for appearance and restoration is essential for maximising the beauty of formal planting and landscapes. We offer tree pruning for Melbourne owners who are looking for aesthetic tree care. Not only can we help reform unique characteristics, our tree pruning helps maintain healthier plants.

Safety audits and storm damage prevention are crucial to eliminating the danger and damage caused by falling limbs. This is particularly a concern for trees along driveways, pedestrian paths, and surrounding buildings. As one of the leading tree pruning companies in Melbourne, we recommend trimming tree’s with low-hanging branches and pruning any dangerous tree limbs before they become a safety concern.

Benefits of Tree Pruning

Tree pruning and tree trimming by professionals provide a variety of benefits to your tree’s. Tree pruning for health includes the removal of broken, diseased, or dead branches in order to prevent decay-producing fungi from penetrating and infecting other areas of your tree. Trimming the tree’s branches is also occasionally necessary to allow increased exposure to sunlight and circulation of air within the canopy.
Crown Lifting
Crown lifting involves removing the lower branches in the crown. This is often done to provide clearance, over paths or roads…

for example, or sometimes to allow more light to pass beneath the crown. Crown lifting often has limited impact on the amenity of a tree because it does not change the more visible higher parts of the crown. On the other hand, lower branches tend to be bigger so the wounds are larger, which can have an adverse effect on the tree’s health. Lower branches have an important role to play in dampening the sway of a tree in Melbourne’s high winds.

Crown Thinning
Crown thinning involves the selective removal of branches throughout the crown, such that the overall shape of the crown is not significantly…

changed. Crown thinning increases light penetration and air circulation throughout the crown.

As one of the leading tree pruning companies in Melbourne, we understand the importance of good crown thinning techniques. It is important to work throughout the crown, including its outer edges, focusing on removing small diameter branches. Removing too many branches from the centre of the crown can result in a tree with poor structure with a few points that can be pruned back to in the future. It can also result in long, thin branches that have little foliage in their lower parts to dampen swaying, putting extra stress on the tree in high winds.

Crown Reduction
Crown reduction is the reduction in overall size of the crown by shortening branches, cutting back to a suitable growth point…

Crown reduction is usually used where a tree has outgrown the space it stands in. Crown reduction often results in large wounds at the branch ends, which may start to decay. It should be seen as a last resort.

When carrying out a crown reduction, branches should be cut back to a suitable site and a flowing branch line maintained, reflecting the natural shape of the tree. Poorly executed crown reduction is known as topping and is very bad practice. Trimming trees in this manner can lead to a stunted and deformed tree, and may increasing the risk of infection or decay.

Crown reduction should not be carried out on tree’s with a pyramidal shape, such as many conifers and birches.

Weight Reduction
This type of pruning is carried out to reduce the length of over-extended, end-heavy lateral branches throughout…

the canopy. This is done for the same reasons as Crown reduction above, but is limited to just the more lateral branches and does not include reduction of the height of leading stems in the upper canopy. This is our primary tree trimming method to improve safety and reduce the risk of falling branches in tree’s.

Selective Pruning
To remove certain identified branches for a specific reason. This is more often to make a tree fit with the client’s…

needs than it is for an improvement in the tree’s own structure or health.

Clearance Pruning
To reduce or remove branches as required to provide physical clearance of a certain target. Usually to maintain…

distance from utility service wires, gutters or of tree’s over the boundaries of neighbouring properties.

Formative Pruning
To reduce or remove branches as required to correct or prevent structural defects and encourage good form…

This type of pruning is often done on juvenile trees to prevent many of the above pruning requirements in later years.

Remedial pruning
To reduce or remove branches as required to correct structural defects and restore a foundation for future growth…

Usually done on mature trees to repair damages after major failures from storm events, other mechanical damage or previous poor ‘pruning ‘practices.

Dead Wooding
The removal of dead, dying, diseased, detached or broken branches is undertaken to improve crown appearance…

and life of the tree. It gives you more light and enables the tree to grow to its full potential. The formation of dead wood within the crown of a tree is part of the natural system of tree life and if not removed it decreases the health of the tree. As one of the leading professional tree pruning companies in Melbourne, we have the machinery and skills to take care of all your dead wood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your hedges and shrubs should be professionally trimmed at least once a year at the start of the winter season to improve the overall health of the plants. Professional hedge trimming or shrub trimming services can help provide your shrubbery with that needed sunshine to all parts of the hedge or shrub. Additionally, professional hedge pruning services know exactly how much your hedge or shrub will need to be pruned so that you don’t over prune and damage new buds or stunt growth as they are often delicate plants. Further to this, trimming your hedges or shrubs correctly stimulates the production of new buds and growth for the spring and summer season.
Your hedges and shrubs should be professionally trimmed at least once a year at the start of the winter season to improve the overall health of the plants. Professional hedge trimming or shrub trimming services can help provide your shrubbery with that needed sunshine to all parts of the hedge or shrub. Additionally, professional hedge pruning services know exactly how much your hedge or shrub will need to be pruned so that you don’t over prune and damage new buds or stunt growth as they are often delicate plants. Further to this, trimming your hedges or shrubs correctly stimulates the production of new buds and growth for the spring and summer season.
Your hedges and shrubs should be professionally trimmed at least once a year at the start of the winter season to improve the overall health of the plants. Professional hedge trimming or shrub trimming services can help provide your shrubbery with that needed sunshine to all parts of the hedge or shrub. Additionally, professional hedge pruning services know exactly how much your hedge or shrub will need to be pruned so that you don’t over prune and damage new buds or stunt growth as they are often delicate plants. Further to this, trimming your hedges or shrubs correctly stimulates the production of new buds and growth for the spring and summer season.
Your hedges and shrubs should be professionally trimmed at least once a year at the start of the winter season to improve the overall health of the plants. Professional hedge trimming or shrub trimming services can help provide your shrubbery with that needed sunshine to all parts of the hedge or shrub. Additionally, professional hedge pruning services know exactly how much your hedge or shrub will need to be pruned so that you don’t over prune and damage new buds or stunt growth as they are often delicate plants. Further to this, trimming your hedges or shrubs correctly stimulates the production of new buds and growth for the spring and summer season.

What our customers are saying

Very professional and friendly. They trimmed a large cypress hedge down the side of the block. The best it has looked for years
Mike M
Mike M
17/10/2023
Highly recommend - punctual, professional and reasonably priced.
Andrew Noisette
Andrew Noisette
13/10/2023
I have been using Daryl's Tree Care for years, in order to maintain my Eucalypts and Lillypillys. Recently they quoted for, and performed, a large amount of work involving pruning and cable-bracing 4 large trees. Their team of 4 specialists arrived on time and performed the requested work in 4.5 hours (which I thought was excellent). As usual I am very satisfied with the work done, as well as the expertise and professionalism of their team.
Michael Sanders
Michael Sanders
04/10/2023
Came to quote ✅ came and pruned my Magnolia ✅ I cannot recommend your business highly enough. Fabulous professionalism…..I would recommend your services to anyone and everyone ! Thank you Daryl’s Tree Care
Peter and Susan Akesson-Lewis
Peter and Susan Akesson-Lewis
28/09/2023
Thankyou Daryls Tree Care for a taking down a troublesome gum tree which had dropped some big branches in our backyard. The team came quickly and were so professional. They did a great job and cleared up exactly as we wanted. Best price from other quotes. Thanks Daryls , we would recommend this company. Regards Maureen Russell.
Maureen Russell
Maureen Russell
07/09/2023
I have used the services of Daryl’s tree care for several years. The company is professional and responsive, from initial quote to job completion. Their pricing is reasonable and they take great care on the job. Highly recommended.
Amelia N
Amelia N
25/08/2023
We were very happy with with the service provided by the team from Daryl's Tree Care, from the quote through to completion of the pruning/trimming on a large and valued tree that is very close to the house. Gerry was excellent on advising and communicating regularly throughout the work completed with Alex and Jake. We would highly recommend them for arborist services.
Ian Jackson
Ian Jackson
24/08/2023
Fantastic service provided again by the team, everyone from the initial booking through to completion was helpful and friendly, and the job was completed with good consultation and no fuss, and well cleaned up afterwards too. Many thanks and I'll continue to be a repeat customer.
Jess Hazlett
Jess Hazlett
23/08/2023
Daryl's Tree Care arrived when they said they would, got the job done with high quality and efficiently. Very reliable service. Highly recommend them.
Michael Gallacher
Michael Gallacher
22/08/2023
Great team of guys. Really knew what they were doing. Kept me informed throughout the works and cleaned up like they were never here. Well done.
Phil Graham
Phil Graham
21/08/2023
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