Tree pruning is an essential maintenance task that must be carried out in order to preserve the aesthetics and longevity of your trees. By failing to address this important task, you'll find that trees can quickly become overgrown and misshaped whilst also detrimentally affecting their long term health.
Formative pruning is specifically designed to help young trees flourish by encouraging a healthy shape and stable structure. At Foreman's Tree Specialists, we have years of experience working across the entire arboricultural spectrum and will be able to advise the most appropriate course of action based on the age and species of the tree.
Crown thinning is an integral part of what we do and is highly recommended for two reasons. The first is to lessen the foliage density in order to allow greater volumes of light to pass through into the rest of the garden and provide undergrowth with the light and water needed to survive.
The second is to increase air and light circulation within the tree itself, evenly removing branches to help prevent disease without affecting its structural integrity or beauty.
Crown Reduction and Re-Shaping
Unlike crown thinning which aims to reduce the thickness of the canopy, crown reduction instead focuses on limiting the size of the canopy. Also known as tree shaping, crown reduction can help to reduce the size of an overgrown tree, increase its structural balance and improve its durability under unfavourable weather conditions.
We understand how important it is for the tree to retain its aesthetics which is why we'll always strive to keep the natural shape of the tree in place. We will of course consult with you every step of the way to ensure that the final outcome is exactly what you're after.
Keeping your trees free from dead, rotting wood is paramount to their long term health. Otherwise known as crown cleansing, this extra is included free of charge with all of our crown thinning and tree shaping services. Not only will it improve the longevity of your tree, but it will also help to reduce the impact that dead and dying branches can have on your property during poor weather conditions.
Crown lifting is an excellent technique for those wanting to remove lower hanging branches and therefore raise the overall height of the crown. As well as helping to create additional visual space at eye level, it can also create a more open passage for pedestrians and vehicles.