In most cases tree pruning, when done properly will increase the life of your tree, and make it more athsletically pleasing. There is many reasons for tree pruning. Maybe your tree is causing too much shade, and you’d just like a little more sunlight on your lawn or garden. In this situation a tree thining may be in order. Pruning in this manner creates less of a sail, making the tree more resistant to strong winds, as well as creating more light for surrounding areas. Your trees may overhang your roof, giving vermin access, and also filling your gutters with leaves. Sometimes trees grow too closely together which can cause issues of limbs rubbing, leading to decay or branches breaking off. Hazard assessment for your tree can be carried out for free, and can save alot of dramas if you just have the right person looking. Sometimes your trees just grow too much for the limbs to handle the weight of the foliage. Deadwooding trees and weight reduction for most trees should be carried out every 2 – 4 years, to prevent limbs failing. All in all, tree pruning is a necessity in our urban environment, in order to protect our assets and family.
Tree Walkers will access your trees without using spikes for tree pruning, and all our tree pruning complies with current Australian standards. We practise the most advanced climbing techniques, and approach our work with care. In most cases reducing the height of a tree is not necessary, and can actually make the tree more dangerous than before. This tree pruning practise is called tree lopping, and is not a part of the Australian Tree Pruning Standards, and has not been a common practise for many years. Unfortunately this isn’t widely known, and needs to be stamped out. Removing too much foliage from a tree will cause stress on the tree, due to interruption of the photosynthesis process. In cases where more than 25 % of foliage is removed the tree will show signs of stress by sending of epicormic shoots, which sprout from the cambium layer, just beneath the bark. This epicormic growth has poor attachment, and in years to come when these shoots grow into larger ones, they can easily be detached by a strong wind, or even their own weight.