Tree Pruning

Tempest’s Arborist Service prune to the Australian Tree Pruning Standards AS4373-2007 Pruning of Amenity Trees. Trees are a considerable investment, adding to the value of your home. This means it’s important to look after them and keep them looking their best, ensuring long life and promoting good health for the tree. To reduce the need for tree pruning, it is best to consider a tree’s natural form. Pruning trees allows light and air to penetrate to lower branches, enhancing growth. We can also make your tree stronger, by eliminating dead, diseased, damaged and structural flaws, and will reduce the likelihood of damage during severe weather. Large trees can be carefully pruned to clear the vegetation away from power lines and other structures. Larger significant trees may require an Arborist Report to be submitted to the council for approval to prune more than 30% – See Arborist Reports There are a wide variety of tree pruning options available which when we attend your property, we are happy to explain our recommendations for your tree at question, some pruning options are explained in detail below:

FORMATIVE PRUNING – The aim of formative tree pruning is to generally enhance younger tree’s form and improve their structure, it can also be to reduce the development of structural weaknesses and to decrease intrusion on buildings and/or other objects as they grow.

REMEDIAL (RESTORATIVE) PRUNING – This type of tree pruning is only carried out on a tree which has lost its natural form and structure. The purpose of this pruning is to prolong the life expectancy of the tree and to reduce any potential hazard. This type of pruning removes damaged or diseased branches

DEADWOOD REMOVAL – Dead wooding is the removal of dead branches within the crown of the tree.

CANOPY LIFTING – Canopy lifting is a practice of removing branches from the bottom of the crown of a tree to provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles and buildings. Also canopy lifts are used to reduce the risk of (slf) sudden limb failure. This technique is also more beneficial to the overall health of the tree.

CANOPY REDUCTION – Canopy reduction is most often used when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. We have a method of pruning where we can keep the trees natural appearance and a specialised pruning to minimise the stress on the tree and increase the time before pruning is needed again.

FRUIT TREE PRUNING – Fruit trees are pruned to control growth, remove dead or diseased wood and to encourage the formation of flowers and fruit buds, leading to a heavier crop. Pruning of fruit trees is best carried out mid to late winter. A new fruit tree should be pruned and trained early to ensure their productivity and longevity and to prevent later injury from weak limb structure.

PALM TREE PRUNING – There are many different species of palm trees, palms that drop dead fronds and fruit are potentially hazardous to people walking underneath, they also cause a lot of mess with build up of debris on the ground. Palm trees that retain dead fronds and fruit for some time can be quite unsightly. We can climb any type of palm tree and remove dead fronds and fruit to leave the palm tree looking more attractive. We can also shave date palms to create a striking smooth stem.

STORM DAMAGE – Tempest’s Arborist Service are here to help in the events of severe weather, we have been called out on many occasions to clear driveways of fallen trees and branches, damaged carports and gardens, that is why it is so important to maintain you trees and keep them healthy and safe for you, your family and your home. Pruning your trees is a must, by removing dead, diseased, damaged and structural flaws; you are making your tree stronger to uphold high winds. Dead trees are extremely dangerous and can do a lot of damage, if you are unsure of the health of your tree.

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