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51 Velland Ave, Torquay, Devon. TQ2 8JL

01803 428 488

Areas covered: Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset

Devon

Torquay

Paignton
Brixham

Newton Abbot

Exeter

Plymouth

Exmouth

Barnstaple

Tiverton

Bideford

Teignmouth

Cornwall

Falmouth

Penzance
Cambourne

Newquay

St Austel

Truro

Saltash

Bodmin

Helston

St Ives

Torpoint

Somerset 

Bristol

Taunton

Yeovil
Bridgwater

Frome

Chard

Minehead

Street

Wells

Shepton Mallet

Glastonbury

Dorset

Bournemouth

Poole
Christchurch

Weymouth

Blandford Forum

Sherborne

Dorchester

Bridport

Beaminster

Wareham

Gillingham

On mature trees, pruning is required to remove dead and dying branches to maintain tree health and safety. This type of pruning is referred to as cleaning. Research has now documented that thinning, the removal of live branches to reduce crown density, significantly reduces wind resistance and potential storm damage. Thinning should only be done on trees where the crown is “too dense.”

Crown thinning should be concentrated on the outer portions of the canopy leaving as many branches within the interior crown as possible. In some instances, the crown or individual branches require a reduction in length to improve the form and shape of the tree, eliminate interference with objects and structures, and compensate for structural weaknesses.

Lower branches may require pruning for similar reasons. This process, known as crown raising, can also be used to increase the amount of light for grass and ground covering plants beneath the crown of a tree. We can evaluate the condition of your trees and determine the type(s) of pruning required to balance your goals and those of managing tree health and safety.

For a free quote, contact us.

Some of our work: (both domestic and commercial)

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