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 is a pruning method used to reduce the size of the trees crown whilst maintaining its shape. A good crown reduction is a real skill, often lacking in many tree cutters. When done correctly the tree should have a natural form with no visible hard, harsh cuts and leaving plenty of green, lush leaf coverage. It may also appear to be thinner, airier and generally better kept as our professional team work with you to gain the look you are after. Proper reductions are not harmful to the tree and should not be confused with topping, which is a bad practice.
Crown Thinning is the removal of some of the live branches throughout the crown to allow more light to pass through and reduce wind resistance. Whilst not reducing the trees overall shape, a crown thin has many benefits including extra light, reduced weight of long heavy branches, better air flow to help combat particular pests who thrive on dark humid conditions and many more. It can also be of particular benefit to veteran trees or those with defects which could affect their stability due to root issues. Thinning can be the best way of maintaining your natural tree shape and not to gain distorted 'ugly' growth through harsh pruning.
Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and is a good way of improving light levels and air circulation at ground level; this can benefit lawns and underplanting or just open up shaded buildings, patios and decks to the sun. Crown lifting can be particularly useful for mossy lawns, helping to strengthen the grass and dry out the damp area.
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.