There can be many reasons for reducing a tree. To get the balance of having trees in an urban environment pruning is often carried out to get this balance.
Reduction pruning can be carried out on trees or selected branches which are damaged or decayed to remove parts or reduce end weight and reduce the likelihood of failure if they weren’t pruned.
Often the ultimate size of the tree isn’t considered when it is planted and it can outgrow its location and arborists or tree surgeons are called upon to prune the tree to maintain or manage its size. Not every tree can be reduced in size for this reason, often the required size to get the result is too heavy and would not be a recommended option as it could at worst kill the tree or send in into decline. Heavy reductions often make the tree send out vigorous regrowth. We can advise and specify reductions taking this into account, we also look at what shape we will be able to get out of the tree so we can leave you with a tree that still looks nice.
Here are some photos of trees we have recently worked on. The customers liked their trees but knew that they needed some pruning to keep them to a suitable size and allow light into their homes. They got in touch with us and we arranged a convenient time to meet with them to assess the tree and advise on different options considering the species characteristics and the trees condition. They were given a written quote which they were happy with and the work was booked in on a suitable date but also making sure the work was done at the right time for the tree health too. Using tree climbing techniques our qualified and experienced arborists carried out this pruning working to British standards for tree work 3998 best practice guidelines. The aesthetics of the tree were maintained and with proper pruning cuts made. The waste material was put through our woodchipper into the van and removed (we have a valid waste carrier licence). This was recycled responsibly, and the gardens were left tidy.