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TREE PRUNING

Crown Cleaning

Crown Cleaning is the removal or shortening of dead, dying, diseased, crossing, crowded, weakly attached and sometimes low vigour branches. This is necessary where trees overhang areas used regularly by people, to reduce risk and to improve the appearance of a tree.

Crown Lifting

Crown Lifting  is the removal of the lowest branches of the canopy. There are many reasons for crown lifting, for example to bring more light and provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings, signage and views. To avoid lack of balance after crown lifting the crown should be at least 2/3 of the total height of the tree.

Crown Reduction

Crown Reduction is the reduction in volume and size of a tree’s crown, achieved by pruning back limbs to suitably selected side branches, whilst maintaining its natural shape as far as is practicable. It is useful for maintaining large trees in confined spaces or for reducing the stress from a weakened main stem.

Crown Thinning

Crown Thinning is the removal of a small portion of secondary and small live branches. It should produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad leaved species and does not influence the size or shape of the tree. Crown thinning may be used to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance or to lessen the weight of heavy branches.

Formative Pruning

Formative Pruning is the purpose of formative pruning is to help the young tree to develop into a strong and well shaped tree. The structure of the tree can be improved by selective branch removal to ensure strong branch attachments and a good crown structure.

Before we can proceed to prune your tree(s), please go to the Port Macquarie Hastings Council website to read about the processes involved.

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