Tree Pruning – Hobart & Southern Tasmania

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What’s involved with Tree Trimming?

Our arborists have spent years perfecting our expert tree pruning in Hobart and surrounding areas, and have a deep understanding of the local environment. Our tree pruning service includes specialty areas such as deadwood pruning, formative pruning, crown thinning and more. Tree pruning is a crucial aspect of maintaining the health and safety of your trees. Proper pruning can help to promote growth, improve the shape of the tree, and remove dead or diseased branches.

By following these best practices for tree pruning, you can ensure that your trees are healthy, safe, and beautiful for years to come. Regular pruning is essential to maintaining the structural integrity, aesthetics, and overall health of your trees. Our arborists will always act in the interest of your safety and the health of the trees.

Deadwood Pruning

The removal of dead branches is part of a regular tree maintenance program. It reduces the risk of branches falling on people and property, and improves the overall look of your trees. Deadwood pruning is the process of removing dead, diseased, or damaged branches from a tree. This is done to improve the overall health and appearance of the tree, as well as to reduce the risk of branches falling and causing damage or injury. Deadwood pruning can be done at any time of the year. It is important to prune correctly, as improper pruning can damage the existing live tissues and make it more susceptible to disease and pests. Overall, deadwood pruning is an important aspect of tree maintenance that can help to ensure the long-term health and beauty of australian native trees.

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning is a method of shaping young trees by selectively removing certain branches to encourage proper growth and development. This technique is particularly useful for Australian native trees, which can have unique growth habits and requirements. When pruning juvenile trees, it is important to consider the tree’s natural shape and growth pattern, as well as its ultimate size and intended use (e.g. ornamental, shade, fruit production). Some common pruning techniques for juvenile Australian native trees include removing competing leaders, thinning out crowded branches, and removing crossing or rubbing branches. It is also important to make clean, precise cuts to minimize the tree’s response and promote healing. Regular formative pruning during the tree’s juvenile stage can help ensure a strong, healthy tree in the future.

Crown Thinning

This vital tree trimming technique reduces canopy density through removal of damaged and lower order branches while retaining the main structural branches. Crown thinning is best carried out when trees are juvinile to aid in the continued structural development of the tree. Best results are achieved if carried out at staggered intervals to prevent the removal of large limbs, which can result in wounds where bacterial and fungal pathogens may enter.  

Crown thinning may improve the health and appearance of your trees. It involves selectively removing branches from the outer canopy of the tree, allowing more light or visibility through the canopy. This can help to reduce the overall weight of the tree, making it less prone to wind damage, and can also improve the tree’s overall shape and appearance. Crown thinning is a complex task which can easily be overdone leading to excessive growth and tree stress and should be done by a trained arborist to ensure that it is done correctly and safely. It is important to note that crown thinning should not be confused with crown reduction or weight reduction, which have different goals and outcomes.

Targeted Pruning

Professional arborists can identify structural faults in the tree which may result in parts of the tree failing. Targeted pruning is used to remove risk and maintain integrity of the tree. Targeted pruning is a method of selectively removing specific branches or sections of a tree to promote its overall health and structural integrity. This approach is commonly used to control their growth, shape, and size, as well as to improve the safety of the tree and the surrounding area. Targeted pruning typically involves removal of branches prone to failure that have been identified by the trained arborist. This method is considered to be less disruptive to the tree than other types of pruning and has a clear objective which is to prevent failure for your safety and for the health of the tree.    

Weight Reduction

Weight reduction is often necessary when there is a heavy load compared to the diameter and length of a branch. It has many benefits, including reducing the likelihood of branch failure and reducing risk to you or your property. Branch weight reduction can improve the safety and health of the tree. The process involves removing some of the heavier branches from the tree, which can reduce the overall weight of the tree and decrease the risk of the tree falling over during storms or high winds. This is the same process for a single branch that may have excess growth compared to the branch diameter and taper and can reduce the chance of that branch failing. Removal small amounts of foliage from the tips of branches is an important tree pruning activity, as it has a significant effect on the forces that act upon a branch union. If done correctly, the tree will not look misshapen and will not become stressed from excessive pruning. Branch weight reduction is an important aspect of tree maintenance and care and may be recommended by your arborist.


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