Pruning will be done to Australian Standard AS4373-2007 Pruning of Amenity trees so that the health of the tree is maintained while meeting the client’s requirements. This standard specifies that the climber not wear spikes so “spikeless” pruning requires a great deal of skill. Our climbers are experts in spikeless pruning and this will ensure that the tree is not open to any infection or suffer any wounds to the trunk as can happen if the climber uses spikes.
There are many different types of pruning and specialist (arborist) advice as to the best pruning method will be discussed with the client at the time of quotation.
Deadwooding is the removal of dead, dying or diseased wood from a tree canopy to maximise tree health, minimise danger, encourage healthy new growth and reduce possible food sources for dangerous pests. It also enhances the appearance of the tree and eliminates the possibility of fallen branches causing a safety concern. Pruning of deadwood is common to reduce the risk of branch failure in Eucalyptus trees and other species. We will endeavour to eliminate all major deadwood from a tree but it must be emphasised that not all deadwood can be reached safely by the climber.