Formative pruning for young trees
We take control of your tree at early stages of development, to help to shape the tree as it grows into maturity. This means you don’t need to prune heavily in future. Pruning early in the tree’s life also helps to prolong its life expectancy. Formative pruning affects the spacing, orientation, shape and size of branches as the tree matures – and therefore encourages the tree to grow into a better shape.
A cut in time saves your tree
Trees do not heal the way people do. When a tree is wounded, it must grow over the wound. This means, the wound is contained within the tree forever. Small cuts do less damage to the tree than large cuts. That is why it is far better to prune trees when they are young. Waiting until a tree is mature to prune it will result in large cuts that the tree cannot easily close. However, give your tree a couple of years to take root and establish itself first.
Be sure to employ a qualified arborist, as poor pruning will cause damage that will last for the life of the tree.
> Gives the tree shape
> Establishes a strong trunk
> Lives longer
> Prune less heavily later
> Prune less often when mature
> Reduces risk of large tree wounds
> Limits weak structural features