Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning should be the first consideration when looking at managing trees in an urban environment.

Trees offer many benefits such as shade, erosion control, wildlife, birds and privacy just to name a few.

These are the types of questions you should discuss with one of our Tree King experts. Generally we will have a pruning solution for you which could involve:

  • Crown reduction
  • Dead-wooding
  • Weight reduction of limbs
  • Crown raising
  • Shaping
  • Thinning
  • Crown restoration
  • Cable bracing

How and when to prune?

Pruning is vital to maintain a tree’s health and aesthetics. It is best to prune small amounts at regular intervals rather than removing large quantities of foliage infrequently. Removal of a trees larger branches should be avoided wherever possible. Multiple smaller cuts are preferable as they are much easier for the tree to heal compared to large wounds.

Determining which limbs to cut and where to cut them can be a complex process and should be left to professionals. A tree pruned incorrectly may never recover.

Tree King’s tree work is in accordance with the latest arboriculture codes of practice. All our tree pruning services are completed using the latest equipment and methods.


“Great job as usual, polite guys, cleaned up well and left the place looking great.”

October 2018

“We have been working with Tree King for the last five years.  During this time we have found them efficient, co-operative and very safety conscience during any tree removal.  They are polite and professional to deal with.  We thoroughly recommend Tree King and its staff for a great job well done.”

Sampson & Stewart Builders Ltd

“Luke & team have been regularly maintaining our hedges for a couple of years. Great results, reliable & all round nice guys.”

April 2018

“Great job by the Tree King lads removing our enormous Washingtonian palm and tidying up the trees on our section. Arrived exactly on time, job was completed quickly and to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend them and will be using their services again in the future :)”

September 2018

“Very happy, responded to query fast with quote, job was done very well and garden immaculately tidy afterwards. Definitely recommend.”

October 2018

“…. I can not speak highly enough of the professionalism and efficiency of the crew. The tree work was not straight forward, however it was clear from the outset that the crew had taken the time to think through the logistics and details of the job…..”

November 2018

“….This is the second time we have used them for tree cutting, crown lifting, shaping and hedge cutting on a large scale. They are very professional, courteous, on time, tidy and produce the service and results they said they would….”

November 2018