Pruning is the most common maintenance procedure and must be done with an understanding of how trees respond, as improper pruning can increase damage to the tree resulting in further pruning or removal. Pruning needs to be carried out when branches have become dangerous due to storm damage. Branches that overhang houses and obstruct power lines and pathways also need to be pruned before they become hazardous. Thinning of branches can also be carried out to allow more light into the garden. SCMTS Arbor Works can provide you with advice on how this should be done and have the experience and knowledge to provide you with a quality pruning service.
Pruning helps to keep tree canopies shaped and aesthetically pleasing. While this can improve the look of your tree, it can also reduce wind resistance and leaf clutter. Removing unhealthy leaves and branches promotes healthy growth, but also ensures your trees are looking kept and well-loved.
It is always best to check our Council page for your local Council tree information, there it will provide you with a list of trees that can be pruned without permission. If you have any questions, we are more than happy to help. We will always advise you at the time of inspection if the tree needs Council approval before it can be pruned and to what extent. It is important that you ensure a Council Permit is attained (if required) before pruning as fines can be very high for unauthorised works.