Every tree requires regular pruning during its life to keep it healthy, attractive, and safe. Some tree varieties, like hedges, require more frequent pruning as they tend to grow more rapidly. Larger mature trees require less frequent pruning as they don’t grow rapidly.
Pruning them keeps the branches structurally secure and shapes the canopies. If you’re not sure whether your trees require pruning, contact arborists at Sydney Tree Services for professional assessment.
The process employed in tree pruning depends on the tree species, size, location, condition, and surrounding hazards. When dealing with hedges and small trees, our team works efficiently and quickly using tools such as hedge trimmer, ladder, hand saw, and secateurs to remove any excess weight and shape the tree.
For larger mature trees, the pruning process demands more crew, caution, safety, and time. Essentially, a crew of four is required when pruning larger trees. The team comprises a climber, an extra climber for emergencies, and a ground team.
Our team uses the following process when pruning trees:
Step 1: The crew analyses the site for safety. Safety analysis identifies any potential hazards on the site. It also involves planning the job appropriately.
Step 2: The primary climber proceeds to climb up the tree. Climbing spikes won’t be used when pruning as they may damage the tree and make it susceptible to diseases. Our climbers only use tree climbing spikes during tree removal.
Step 3: Next, safety lines are secured in place. A rope for lowering branches will also get prepared at this step.
Step 4: Once the lines are in place, the climber proceeds to clip excess leaves and sticks, lop overweight or overgrown branches, and shape the canopy with climbing and hand saws.
Step 5: Each larger piece is attached to the rope and lowered down.
Step 6: The ground team will get rid of larger pieces by chipping them with a wood chipper. They’ll also clear any other green waste from the site.
Step 7: Any remnant green waste gets broken down with a wood chipper. Once done, it’s disposed of from the site.