Looking After Trees

Includes advice and information regarding how, when and where to prune trees and how, when and where not to prune trees, and explains tree work terms in plain English.

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Why Topping Trees is a Bad Idea

Introduction Topping trees is a widespread practice that appears to offer a short term solution to a perceived problem. In ...
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Where and How Much to Prune

Tree work should always be planned to maintain, as far as possible, the aesthetic and ecological value of the tree ...
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Pruning Mature Trees

It is widely recognised that trees, including shrubs and hedges, need to be maintained to achieve a satisfactory juxtaposition between ...
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Natural Target Pruning – How and Where to Remove a Branch

Natural Target Pruning: a rule of thumb  The practice of natural target pruning makes use of the branch collar to ...
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