Tree are all different shapes, sizes and species and before pruning work begins, each tree needs to be individually considered. The shape, size, character, condition, site and species of tree will need to be assessed prior to work commencing. All operations will be completed to leave each tree in an acceptable, well-balanced, aesthetically appealing and safe condition.
Generally, large pruning cuts should be avoided unless the tree has been damaged or has storm damage that has caused branch failure or complying with legislation and highway regulations.
Pruning will be carried out where practical using secateurs or hand pruning saws, this will reduce the possibility of decay due to the cuts being much cleaner.
In the case of crossed rubbing branches, the branches will be pruned or removed after an assessment has been carried out.
Corrective pruning will be carried out to younger trees with the objective to develop the shape into a balanced form.
A singular leader limb will be the ultimate design where possible. Crowns may be lifted and reduced in size, again, this will depend on the species.