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Tree Pruning & Shaping

ACT Tree Felling specialise in pruning trees, it is a service we take pride in being able to provide at the highest level.

 

ACT Tree Felling specialise in pruning trees, it is a service we take pride in being able to provide at the highest level.

There are many benefits to pruning a tree correctly and we always prune to the highest industry standards, complying with Australian Standard for pruning of amenity trees (AS4373), ACT Tree Protection Act 2005 and all relevant standards with a full understanding of tree biology and the variance of species characteristics.

Correct pruning can reduce the wind resistance of your trees, lessening the chance of branch failure.

We have experience pruning the some of the largest trees in Canberra, as a preferred provider (of tree services) for the Australian National Botanic Gardens and The Prime Ministers Lodge and can safely prune your large trees to meet your need.

As well as large tree pruning, we regularly pruning small trees such as fruit trees for production, specimen trees or for aesthetic improvement and formative pruning.

Common forms of pruning we undertake are:

  • Deadwood removal - any dead, diseased or dying branches removed (down to an agreed size usually 3cm).
  • Formative Pruning - any weak or poor growth structures are removed from the tree before it has fully developed, usually between 5-15 years old. This type of pruning is predominately performed to enhance the natural form of the tree, to reduce the development of structural weakness and/or to allow the tree to become established in a site that may have growth constraints.as per the Australian Standard for Pruning of Amenity Trees (AS 4373-2007) section 7.2.5.
  • Restorative Pruning - pruning where we selectively prune the tree to restore its natural form that may have been lost through poor pruning in the past, storm damage or dieback and disease... Restorative pruning is generally best undertaken over several visits to fully allow the tree to optimize its new growth
  • Weight reduction Pruning - Selectively prune and thin the trees’ crown (Through the removal of lower order branches) to reduce leaf matter, wind resistance and weight, allowing air movement and sunlight through the canopy, as per the Australian Standard for Pruning of Amenity Trees (AS 4373-2007) section 7.2.3.
  • Reduction Pruning - Overall reduction of a trees canopy that will reduce the size of the tree by and agreed amount. This Pruning is undertaken according to the Australian Standard for Pruning of Amenity Trees (AS 4373-2007) and will often slow down the growth of the tree allow you to retain a tree at its current size for longer. This type of pruning requires an ongoing pruning programme to maintain the tree.
  • Major Pruning - Removal of specific ‘whole’ branches, as requested by clients or other bodies such as TAMS or Evo Energy (ActewAGL) and can include branches which may be considered a risk to people, buildings or structures; or pose a potential hazard such as branches too close to power lines. Sometimes the removal of large branches will require TAMS approval for a “Tree Damaging Activity”. If approval is required, you will be advised at the time of quotation.
  • Fruit tree Pruning - Pruning to increase light penetration and airflow to encourage fruiting so you can gain the most from your trees.
  • Target Pruning - Removal of specific branches that are causing an issue for the client

Your trees may benefit from pruning if they have:

  • Excessive end weight (the amount of foliage concentrated towards the end of branches);
  • Structural defects such as inclusions, cavities, rot or diseases;
  • Lower branches that require clearing to allow for pedestrian or mower access.

Pruning can also:

  • Allow more light to penetrate to your garden or property;
  • Remove dead wood or diseased branches;
  • Clear branches and foliage from power lines, other structures or buildings.
  • Shape a specimen tree in your yard.
  • Remove or reduce unwanted growth.