Tree Pruning and Tree Care

Tree Pruning is the process that maintains plant’s health and safety.

Mature trees Pruning

Tree cleaning or tree thinning, the removal of live branches to reduce density, helps by reducing wind resistance and storm damage of our last hurricanes in West Cork. Hence, thinning is done on trees where the crown is too dense, on the outer portions of the canopy, leaving as many branches on the interior crown as possible.

In some instances, the crown or individual branches require reduction in length.

First, in order to improve the form and shape of the plant.
Second, in order to eliminate interference with objects and structures.
Third, in order to compensate for structural weaknesses.

Ultimately, lower branches may require pruning for similar reasons. In addition, the raising process increases the amount of light for turf grass and ground covers beneath the crown of a tree. 

Young trees Pruning

This procedure ensures a strong framework for future growth.

Therefore, lower branches tend to grow at the same rate as the terminal leader.

However, this results in weak attachments which will likely  fail later in the life of the plant.

For this reason, tree pruning focuses on maintaining a single dominant stem unless multiple stem clumps are specifically desired.

In conclusion, the tree specialist is pruning the branches so their size remains proportional to the stem diameter at their point of attachment.

At this point, as trees grow, the tree surgeon removes some branches to ensure adequate spacing between permanent scaffold limbs.

Fruit trees Pruning

Similarly, tree pruning is required for those who desire a proper fruit production from their planted apples, pears, and other fruit bearing plants in their gardens.

Vista pruning

In addition, a tree pruning procedure for those who need a specific view from a defined location.

  • Mature trees pruning
  • Young trees pruning
  • Fruit trees pruning
  • Vista pruning
  • Crown lifting
  • Tree thinning
  • Tree Reduction
  • Removing trees
  • Tree felling
  • Tree dismantaling
  • Shrub pruning

See our related garden services for West Cork: Garden Services and Landscaping.