Tree Pruning

Tree pruning may be required to remove dead or decayed branches.

It can also make the tree look more attractive by increasing the amount of sunlight the undergrowth gets. This method may be necessary if some of the branches are obstructing a pathway or dropping leaves into a gutter.

It is important when pruning that the tree’s limbs are kept intact, as this helps the tree stay upright. If the tree has been damaged or there are dead branches, it is vital that these be removed immediately.

Tree pruning must be done with care because if done wrong, the tree can be subject to varying fungus growth and invitation to insects into the area. This may also be caused if the tree is too thick and branches are clumped close together. If this is the case, light cannot reach all sections of the tree and air is not being circulated evenly throughout the tree.

Branches that are beginning to grow inward must also be removed. It is unhealthy as it requires more energy for the tree to push the nutrients and water to these branches where the energy could be spent helping the tree grow properly.

The rest of the pruning should be to shape the tree. Not only does shaping the tree make it look good, it is also healthier that it has an even and well-rounded shape. However, it should be noted that there should never be more than 1/3 of the tree without limbs or branches as this can cause stress on the trunk.

At Nelson’s Tree Services, we have experienced staff that are able and willing to help your tree look good and healthy. 

Proudly servicing Melbourne and regional western Victoria. and regional south-east South Australia.

For all tree services, please contact us for an obligation free quote or call 0428 833 232