Do you have trees or shrubs that are overgrown and looking neglected?
Are there dead branches that may break off in the wind and possibly hurt someone or damage your property?
If so, you need to have your trees pruned and benefit from our local tree pruning service.
What is tree pruning?
Professional tree pruning is so more than the simple act of sawing off limbs or branches. Proper tree or shrub pruning is a skill based on scientific principles of plant physiology.
At a most basic level, pruning a tree involves removing damaged, dead, or structurally weak limbs. This is done to improve the tree’s health and reduces the tree’s chances of causing personal or property damage due to falling branches or other debris.
MK Tree Services's tree pruning helps improve your landscape by addressing architectural tree healthcare concerns like safety, tree integrity, shape and looks.
Correct pruning will improve the development of growing trees and makes sure that mature trees are growing in the correct shape. Every cut made to a tree has a lasting effect and bad pruning can do more harm to the tree than no pruning at all. This is why professional tree maintenance is a wise investment.
Tree pruning services are undertaken by our certified arborists and will enhance the natural beauty of your trees and shrubs, increase vigour and help preserve the strength, stature and seasonal character they add to your property.
Our Professional arborists have the ability to make your tree safer and more attractive by pruning live growth as well as removing any dead or dying branches. Correct pruning encourages growth, improves plant health, repairs damage and helps add aesthetic appeal to a tree. Pruning in the right way is essential since it is possible to kill a tree through neglect, incorrect pruning or by over-pruning.
Tree pruning is definitely one of those services best left to the professional tree care experts. From the standpoint of personal safety and also of plant health and structure, tree pruning should always be done only by trained and experienced professionals. Tree pruning can be dangerous to those without the proper training and equipment.
Tree Pruning Techniques include:
Safety is one of the most important reasons to prune a tree. Branches that overhang the house or brush against it must be removed. This is especially important when they are in close proximity to windows. Branches that are too close to power lines must be cut back. Do not perform any work near to power lines, always consult a professional who will be certified to work on clearing power lines. Branches that block or hamper visibility splays near streets and intersections should also be trimmed away.
Dead branches should be removed, along with any that cross and rub against each other. If you are unsure about the health of your tree then ask us for a free health checkup. Interestingly the use of correct pruning techniques will help the tree develop strong roots so it can weather storms. Pruning is also a great way to enhance the shape of a tree, and improve fruit production.
If you are planning on some DIY pruning then consult an expert to find out the best time to prune your particular tree or shrub. Pruning at the wrong time will affect flowering and fruiting so always find out the optimum time to prune.
Often the best time to prune is in the late autumn or winter. This is because the sap is not running so sap loss is minimised and the tree will won't be stressed. Insects are also dormant at those times helping to prevent infection and infestation.
Contact us on 01908 015 951 and ask our experienced staff your tree pruning questions.