You may not need to sacrifice your trees to open up views or create access. Crown lifting carefully removes lower branches so you can keep the tree and open the views. It’s not a matter of cutting off all the lower branches. Different species need different treatment for their long term health and amenity value – for some its best to cut in main branch lots, for others it’s important to tackle the off-shooting branches first.
Whether you want tree-shaping for the perfect look or to keep your trees tidy and safe, form pruning is a mix of art and science. Arbor Care know how to prune for both short term needs and the long term shape, structure and health of the tree.
Reducing the size and height of a tree takes real skill. The pudding bowl haircut your Grandma gave eventually grew out, but a tree that’s ‘topped’ rather than properly reduced will never be the same again. An Arbor Care crown reduction will keep the tree in natural proportion all the way round.
Do you like your fruit trees to look beautiful , to produce a bountiful crop or both? Arbor Care prunes for the result you want – keeping a full crown for amenity trees or opening up the middle of the tree to increase fruit yield. Some species fruit best on older branches and some on new, so care is taken to preserve the branches that fruit most.
Trimming shrubs and hedges is a lot like pruning trees – it’s important to know how each species responds to trimming. Arbor Care trim conifers lightly as they don’t recover easily, while species like Camelias can survive a more severe trimming.
Dead, dangerous and unwanted trees need to be removed expertly. The complexity of the job depends on the surrounds. If the tree is threatening houses, power lines or other trees, extra care is required. Arbor Care take this all into account, using experienced climbers, cranes and lowering equipment for safe and reliable dismantling when needed.
Arbor Care offer stump grinding services. We have a range of stump grinders to suit your needs - domestic, commercial, or orchard. If you are happy to leave the stump to weather naturally, there’s no pressure on you to spend extra on grinding; but if the stump needs to go, it can be efficiently ground and removed.
When the right tree is in the wrong place, or has sentimental value, transplanting may be the answer. Arbor Care will give you an honest assessment of the tree’s suitability for transplant.
Newly-planted to semi-mature trees are normally suited to transplant, with Arbor Care having successfully moved trees weighing up to 30 tonnes.