We provide a range of Rochester Hills tree trimming operations. However, there is often confusion over exactly what the various tree service trimming terms mean. Our Rochester Hills tree trimming experts can discuss all of the options with you and recommend the best course of action.
This process increases the clearance of the lower branches of a tree, perhaps to increase the amount of light and space in a garden, or to provide a clear way for a footpath or building. The lower branches are usually completely removed. Work is normally specified in terms of the required distance from the ground to the lowest branches. For example “lift the crown to 4 meters above the ground”.
This is the best solution when the tree’s crown is simply too large, but it is important to retain a natural tree ‘shape’. Our Rochester Hills tree trimming service can reduce the height and spread of the crown by pruning each and every branch back to a suitable union to create a balanced tree shape and outline. The amount by which we reduce the tree is best described as a percentage (for example, “reduce the crown by 20%”).
This is often the best solution for Rochester Hills tree trimming when a tree has grown too dense and vigorous for a garden or site. We reduce the overall density of the crown by removing dead and crossing branches, as well as secondary branches. This leaves the main branch structure of the tree intact and minimizes the amount of vigorous ‘regrowth’ seen after pruning. The tree retains its natural shape, yet allows far more light through the canopy and onto the ground. We can thin the whole tree crown or just specific areas.
Pollarding is really maintenance that begins when a tree is young, and it’s repeated at frequent intervals throughout the tree’s life. All the branches are removed back to a framework of secondary branches off the main stem. Re-growth that occurs since the last pollard is then removed back to the ‘knuckles’ at regular intervals. Branches removed are all of relatively small diameter. This is a management technique traditionally used to provide a constant supply of small diameter branches. The term is often misused to refer to the removing of all branches from a Mature tree (as in the picture). This is a very poor practice leaving large wounds and a tree with no foliage with which to produce food. It causes considerable stress to the tree.
Check out some of the other Rochester Hills tree services we offer!