Tree Pruning and Crowning

Tree Pruning

Pruning tree branches will shape the tree, reduce the height and thin to let more light penetrate. We will remove dead and diseased wood, which avoids damage to buildings and vehicles and improves the view.

Clean Up

We can remove all waste from tree pruning and trimming to be recycled, or alternatively leave cut logs if a customer requires. We can also leave chipped waste if that would be useful to you as a mulch or compost additive.

Crown Lifting

Is the removal of lower branches to allow additional light to penetrate and clear space. This can allow greater access below the tree, improve views and allow more light to lower levels allowing other plants and trees to flourish. It can be done gradually over several years if necessary.

Deadwood Removal

arriedout  to prevent any issues with falling debris, often of concern in high risk areas such as over roads, footpaths, or public locations. Deadwood removal involves climbing around the canopy and removal all dead branches which may eventually fall.

Crown reduction, which is a more extensive form of pruning, can also improve the health of trees. We mostly carry out tree pruning by accessing the tree branches using ropes and harnesses and chainsaw techniques.

Within residential gardens this usually involves carefully lowering each branch to the ground to prevent damage to property or other garden specimens. Occasionally if access or the health of the tree is complex, we use a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) to access the branches and cut them.

Pruning large cypress (also known as Leylandeii) hedges can be prined with a combination of topping and hedge cutting, to make it look its best while it recovers foliage.

Tree Pruning

As with tree removal, tree pruning also comes under planning regulation in conservation areas, contact us for more information and we can apply for planning permission on your behalf. We make these applications often and so know all the correct forms to fill in so we can get the permission required in a timely fashion.

If the tree is protected and poses a risk to you or your property, then we are able to apply to the council under an exemption for dead or dangerous tree works and therefore not have to wait for consent to be granted.

Your Rights & Other Useful Information

You have no legal right to reduce the size or height of a neighbours tree which may be imposing on your garden. The best solution is to approach them and try to come to a mutually beneficial agreement. However, if parts of the tree are growing over the boundary of your property, you are within your legal right to have those parts trimmed back.

Get In Touch

07917 408 188 or 01315 100 533

Marchmont, The Grange, Liberton - to name but a few

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We prune trees in the Edinburgh area every day. We know all the issues to look out for and are fully qualified and insured. Take a weight off your mind and call us today, we can offer free quotations. If you send a couple of photos in the first instance that will help us to discuss the work with you.