Tree Pruning is Art & Science
Tree Pruning is an Art and our arborists love to improve trees, maintain trees and create a beautiful tree from a not so beautiful specimen.
Call us now on 086-031 7103 to arrange a free consultation. You will find us to be very competitive on pricing yet we offer a premium pruning service for trees.
There are lots of people providing services referred to as anything form “loping”, “topping” and ”lobbing” but only a properly trained arborist knows how to reduce the height or spread of a tree correctly.
It is a combination of scientific knowledge and artistic creativity which allows our trained and professional arborists to alter a natural tree, sculpt it to suit our client’s needs and leave a natural looking healthy tree afterwards.
Speciality Pruning of Trees
The highly trained arborists at Leinster Tree Service can achieve amazing results using speciality pruning techniques.
We can sculpt your trees to maintain a screen where you need it to block noise and eyesores while opening up a pleasant vista and allowing in the most sunlight possible to your garden (Vista Prunin). “Crown Lifting” and “Thinning” can achieve the same effect while maintaining a specimen tree.
Other speciality pruning techniques include “Espalier” training a tree to grow flat against a wall or trellis and “French Pollaring” . French Pollarding was in vogue during the renaissance and can still be seen on most Parisienne street trees. It is achieved by removing annual shoots back to a knot or head and produces a very formal architectural look which is great in avenues.
Pruning to Restore Overgrown Ornamentals & Fruit Trees
Ornamentals especially Apple and Pear trees need regular maintenance pruning. Without maintenance they will become wild looking, leggy and unhealthy. Restoring neglected fruit trees is a speciality of our arborists and we really enjoy helping a venerable old tree.
When our arborists are finished giving an old fruit tree the special treatment it will be restored to its former beauty and fruit production.
Techniques for Pruning Conifers
Pruning conifers is very different from pruning broad leaves because conifers are very different and different techniques must be employed for different species. Only a properly trained arborist can successfully prune a conifer.
Selective pruning by an arborist can increase crown density avoid die-back and encourage compact growth to maintain an attractive shape.
Tree Height Reduction
We would usually recommend a crown lift or lateral reduction before a height reduction of any healthy tree, however our crews know how to sensitively reduce the height of a tree which may be blocking valuable light into a garden.
We are expert in reducing the shadow cast by a tree and therefore maximising light into your property while safeguarding the health of the tree. This will ensure the safety of the tree and minimise the amount of intervention it will need in the future, saving you money.
The Reasons for Periodic Pruning
The main reason for periodic pruning is safety. Branches that interfere with pedestrians, vehicular traffic, utilities, lighting or structures and weak branches need to be removed. Pruning also invigorates growth and sculpts and directs the plants growth.
Pruning out any dying, diseased, broken or crossing branch conserves the vital energy of the plant for the remainder of the branches. Periodic pruning helps to improve the shape and aesthetic of the plant while beautifying the landscape.
Formative Pruning of Young Trees
Pruning should begin on young plants and trees as soon as they are established in the ground. Training young plants and trees can correct defects, avoid large failures in the future and provides a stable structure for future growth.
Corrective pruning of young trees will ensure the tree has good architecture and will develop into a strong beautiful tree. Good architecture means the tree has one strong main leader or central stem, it has evenly spaced scaffold limbs and a balanced crown.
Early formative pruning will cost a fraction of the cost of correcting defects in a mature tree or repair after the failure of a large branch.