Trees offer a huge range of benefits to the ecosystem, from providing habitat, protection and food for wildlife to filtering urban pollutants and fine particulates making the air cleaner to breath
Tree pruning can have a variety of benefits including adapting the shape of a tree to its environment, improving th structure of the crown by removing crossing or damaged branches, shortening or removing low growth which might otherwise impede access around the tree (Crown lifting), and cutting back from nearby features such as windows, signs and lamps.
tree pruning options
Crown Reduction and reshaping
This operation involves the reduction of the height and spread of the tree proportionally, while retaining the crown structure, effectively making the crown smaller. This can be used to:
- manage a tree growing in a limited physical space, reduce wind loading on a tree where biomechanical integrity is a concern
- help manage the water uptake of a tree (when repeated on a regular cycle)
- rejuvenate older trees (retrenchment pruning/reduction) by developing a smaller crown