Tree Pruning

Pruning can serve several purposes to improve tree health, structure, form and reduce potential hazards such as limb failure or damage from storms. The best way to prevent tree failure is to manage tree health by monitoring, formative pruning, bracing and regular removal of dead wood. You can rely on our ability to prune your trees to maintain or improve their look, shape and structural integrity.

We prune trees to Australian Standards AS 4373 – ‘Pruning of Amenity Trees’, as well as abiding by local regulations and requirements. The Tree Company can assist you with the following tree pruning and shaping services below.


Maintenance Pruning

To control tree branches growing towards or overhanging structures, such as roofs, gutters, fence lines, service and power lines. When undertaking maintenance pruning to deliver adequate clearance of property, we also aim to maintain the health and shape of your trees.

Deadwood Removal / Hazardous Branch Removals

This involves removing diseased, injured, dying or dead branches to maintain the health and longevity of your trees. If dead branches are not removed, particularly those overhanging your home, they pose a serious safety risk.

Weight reduction

Generally carried out using fine pruning techniques, intended to retain the natural shape of the tree whilst reducing the amount of pruning wounds and overall stress to the tree. We recommend this corrective measure to reduce the risk of branch and/or whole-tree failure.

Canopy Reduction

Canopy reduction pruning reduces the overall size and spread of a tree’s canopy whilst retaining its natural shape. This type of pruning is useful for trees on their way to becoming too large for their environment, for safety reasons, and for overall aesthetics.

Formative & Structural Pruning

Formative pruning of trees will ensure your tree has the best chance to reach its full potential in terms of structure, canopy coverage and overall health. This includes removing or suppressing defects, such as included unions, crossing branches, heavy/overextended branches, codominant stems, epicormic growth.

Canopy Thinning

Removing selected internal growth, often used to allow more sunlight and create a more open canopy. This is especially important for trees growing on a property with restricted space or in an environment where you’d like to have more sun reaching the area under the tree for plants or lawn.

Canopy Uplift

Increasing the height of the main crown line above the ground by removing/decreasing the length the lowest branches to the main trunk. This can improve clearance for vehicles and pedestrians, as well as improving the overall appearance of your trees.

Whether your reasons for pruning are to promote healthy plant development or for purely aesthetic purposes, our highly trained team are here to help. Call The Tree Company today to arrange your free quote.