Monday, 27 May 2013 21:16

Tree Pruning: What's the Point?

Pruning a tree is like giving it a haircut. Tree surgeons clip out any damaged, old or overhanging branches to allow the tree to flourish. They’ll get rid of defects and eliminate safety concerns, helping the tree thrive and giving it the chance to reach full maturity. By pruning trees correctly professional arborists will ensure you get to enjoy your trees for many years to come, improving the look and structure of your trees safely and efficiently, making sure nothing is done to cause

damage to the trees or the environment.

Tree pruning can bring more light into your yard or garden, eliminate dangers from overhanging or extending branches, and increase the life and overall health of a tree. And just like a haircut, a good pruning allows the tree room and space to grow, getting rid of the dead wood and removing broken or damaged limbs to keep the tree in the best possible shape.

Pruning is carried out to improve the safety, integrity and overall health of a tree. Also known as tree lopping, it’s a technique used to remove branches that are dead or dying, or that are causing a hazard or obstruction. Like any other form of tree maintenance, pruning should only be undertaken by qualified tree care specialists in accordance with the Australia standard for tree pruning AS 4373-2007.

There are a number of reasons why trees might require judicious pruning, such as: • Branches are causing an obstruction or impediment • Branches are interfering with power lines • Branches are encroaching on buildings on your property or on neighbouring properties

Sometimes trees need to be pruned for other purposes, including: • When they become damaged or neglected • When they’re threatened by disease • When older trees rot and begin to lose their branches

You should never attempt to prune your own trees, or to prune trees belonging to a neighbour that might be spreading onto your own property. Apart from the obvious legal concerns, incorrect pruning can result in serious structural damage and leave trees open to attack from disease and infestation. Certain trees need to be pruned at certain times of the year, so it’s vital that the work is undertaken by qualified professionals who know exactly what they’re doing.

The way a tree is pruned depends on the type of tree, the tree’s location, and any local government restrictions. That’s why it’s important to work with tree care specialists who are fully acquainted with all the ins and outs of the business, experts with the equipment and experience to get the job done safely, efficiently and properly.

Tree pruning prices depend on the size and position of the tree(s) and how much work is involved. Any professional tree care company should be able to assess the situation and tell you precisely what’s involved and how much it will cost.

Find out more about tree pruning, tree lopping, tree care maintenance and prices in Perth and Western Australia. Contact the specialists at Kings Tree Care for a free no-obligation quote today!