Tree Pruning and Tree Trimming

We offer a full range of tree pruning services throughout the English Lake District area.

Crown Lifting

Example of crown lifting before and after by our Cumbria tree surgeons
Description
Crown lifting involves the removal of any lower branches that may be causing an obstruction. We do this by either removing whole branches or those parts that extend below the desired clear heights to provide clearance under the tree.
Good For
Lower tree branches that may be obstructing a footpath, highway or a building.

Crown Reduction

Example of crown reduction before and after by our Cumbria tree surgeons
Description
Crown Reduction involves reducing the overall crown / canopy of the tree by a given amount, usually 20-40%. We would do this by reducing the crown area from the tips of the branches being careful to retain the natural shape of the tree species.
Good For
Maintaining over-grown trees.

Crown Reshaping

Description
Crown Reshaping is recommended as being a 'once-only' operation to make a tree safe or bring it to a desirable condition or shape. We reshape the crown by cutting back to a side bud or branch to retain a flowing branch line without leaving stumps.
Good For
Making a tree safe or to bring the tree to a desirable condition or shape.

Crown Thinning

Example of crown thinning before and after by our Cumbria tree surgeons
Description
Crown thinning involves the removal of a proportion of secondary and small, live branches from throughout the crown to thin the density within the tree crown. The intention being to increase light levels, by allow more light to pass through the tree’s canopy. We will leave the tree with an overall, even density of foliage around a well spaced and balanced branch structure to encourage natural re-growth.
Good For
Preventing wind damage. Creating more natural light on your property, garden or lawn etc.

Crown Cleaning

Description
Crown cleaning involves the removal of dead, dying or diseased wood from the canopy of the tree. We also remove stumps of broken branches, unwanted epicormic shoots, climbing plants such as ivy, and any rubbish accumulated in branch forks.
Good For
A crown clean is done for safety reasons, as it is far safer for the crown of the tree to only hold live wood. Dead Wooding.

Dead Wooding

Description
Dead wooding is similar to a crown clean, but involves the removal of dead wood only from the canopy of the tree.
Good For
For safety reasons to avoid dead wood from falling from the tree.

Pollarding

Example of pollarding before and after by our Cumbria tree surgeons
Description
Pollarding is a tree maintenance technique that can be used control tree size, e.g. to keep a large, mature tree small. It involves the removal of all limbs back to the main trunk. The tree is then allowed to re-grow after the initial cutting. Pollarding then requires regular re-pruning every 2 to 5 years, and it can result in unique trees that live for a very long time. Different species of trees respond to pollarding differently.
Good For
Controlling the size of your tree due to restricted soil space or the tree having been planted too close to structures such as buildings, street lighting or electric wires.

Coppicing

Example of coppicing before and after by our Cumbria tree surgeons
Description
Coppicing involves cutting back selected trees almost to ground level, on a regular cycle normally between 7 to 20 years depending on the tree species. One of the advantages of coppicing is that you do not need to replant the trees every time you cut. By repeatedly cutting the trees their lifespan can be greatly increased.
Good For
Creating sustainable firewood, it is also good for wildlife and biodiversity. In a coppiced woodland you will tend to have some standard trees (like Oak, Ash, Beech) which are left to grow as normal intermingled with coppiced trees at various stages of coppicing. This creates a patchwork of conditions in the woodland, each suitable for different sets of plants and animals.

Formative Pruning

Description
Pruning a young tree in order to produce a tree which in maturity will be free from major physical weakness. We achieve this by removing competing leaders, crossing branches and weak branches to ensure the tree has one main leader or central trunk.
Good For
Ensuring a tree is strong and free from major physical weakness. Correcting a tree in the early stages can prevent lengthy and expensive remedial work in the future.

Hedging and Hedge Management

Photo of Hedge Cutting by Arbor-tec Tree Care
Description
This involves the trimming of all types of hedges including conifers. We can reduce the height and sides to give a uniformed look. We have a wide variety of equipment and experience to suit all aspects of hedging work.
Good For
Maintaining and tidying hedges.

Tree Planting

Arbor-tec tree care offers a mature specimen tree planting service. We can source any variety of tree and any size required from some of the best growers in Europe for you and plant them. The trees are given the best possible start to enable them to establish quickly and thrive.

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