At L&M Tree Services Ltd we offer a full, comprehensive range of services to fit your requirements.
Our approach is:
We listen carefully to your problems and can help you to choose the right pruning method to suit your needs. Our expert arboriculturalists at L&M Tree Services will guide you through your options and ensure we design a spec that whilst having the trees health at the forefront of our minds, will also meet your requirements.
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Our range of pruning services consist of the following types below:
Formative pruning is usually carried out on young or newly planted trees. Often, trees straight out of the nursery stock hold several defects that if left un treated, will hamper they're mature adult life and may become a tree health issue resulting in a major, expensive procedure. By removing these hazards at a young age, this gives the tree a better chance of compartmentalising the wound and maturing into a healthy, large specimen. Several smaller wounds, are better than one large wound.
Crown reduction alleviates biomechanical stress by reducing both the leverage and the sail area of the tree, and can allow retention of a tree in a confined space. It can also be used to create a desired appearance or to make the tree more suited to its surroundings. Unlike topping, it retains the main framework of the crown and therefore a high proportion of the foliage-bearing structure, which is importantfor the maintenance of vitality. Not all species or individual trees are appropriate candidates for reduction. (BS3998:2010)
In crown thinning, an even density of foliage should be retained throughout a well-spaced and balanced branch structure which could, if required, provide an adequate framework for a possible future crown reduction. (BS3998:2010)
Crown lifting involves pruning to achieve a desired vertical clearance above ground level or other surface. This is sometimes necessary to facilitate site usage. (BS3998:2010)
Cleaning involves removing dead and diseased wood as well as any weak branches, crossing or hanging growth. We normally include this as part of a crown thin or crown reduction to ensure you are left with a cleaner, healthier tree.
In specific locations, a single branch or a small group of branches can effect its
Pollarding a tree is the removal of all the smaller growth to leave a framework of larger branches with no leaf matter. This practice is not suitable for mature trees that has never been subjected to Pollarding, as large wounds all over it could be fatal. Once Pollarding is introduced to a tree, it is usually carried out annually or bi-annually to develop a pollard head on each branch where the majority of new growth will sprout from. This method is best used on trees that may have outgrown they're immediate space or trees that require periodic pruning for health reasons.