Oxleas Tree Care take pride in our tree surgery and pruning to ensure that your tree takes pride of place on your property. Your tree will be left looking natural and balanced.
Trees in urban or populated areas require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut, this can only be performed by a qualified arborists. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree's life.
We will advise you on the types of pruning that can improve the health of your tree, the safety of the tree for both people & property and of cause the visual beauty of your tree.
- Crown Reduction: To reduce the overall crown of usually older trees, while keeping the trees natural shape. This technique is used to help the strength and stability of the tree and to increase your trees life.
- Crown Thinning: This technique can be used on a stand alone basis or combined with a crown reduction. This opens the canopy by removing dead, weak or diseased branches. This helps prevent the tree acting as a 'sail' in high winds. Allowing the branches to move freely and reduce the branches rubbing to promote the well being of the tree.
- Crown Lifting: To remove the lower branches that are causing obstruction to property, vehicles and pedestrians.
- Pollarding: Only to be used on as a last resort and certain trees such as Limes or London Planes. This technique involves removing all the branches back to the trunk.
Please read more about our Tree Care Services in South East London.