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A climbing arborist undertaking maintenance pruning within the crown of a significant tree.
The Adelaide Tree Surgery’s consultancy team can survey, audit and prepare tree reports to help you manage your trees.
One of our other specialties is planting trees and offering advice on water management techniques to ensure each tree gets its best start in life.
Significant Tree Maintenance & Pruning
Many trees throughout the urban environment are classified as significant and these trees are governed by the legislation of the SA Development Act 1993.
Within the guidelines of this legislation there are exemptions for remedial tree pruning that do not require formal written consent from local government. The Adelaide Tree Surgery can advise clients at time of quotation.
The Adelaide Tree Surgery team work closely with all local government Councils to ensure compliance with all significant tree legislation.
NB Significant Tree Pruning & Maintenance should only be undertaken by qualified and experienced arborists.
Hazard Reduction Pruning
With all trees there is a potential risk level for part or total limb failure. This can be managed to acceptable levels by qualified arborists via remedial tree pruning operations.
Undertaking maintenance pruning of Victor Harbor street trees to reduce the level of risk to pedestrians and clearance for traffic. Planned maintenance also improves the aesthetic appearance of the streetscape to ensure the long term survival and value of these important assets.
The The Adelaide Tree Surgery team address numerous issues when assessing a tree, some of the main considerations being:
- Branch extension
- Foliage end weight (the amount of foliage concentrated towards the end of a branch)
- Branch taper
- Branch direction (ie horizontal/vertical)
- Structural defects such as inclusions, cavities, rot, disease
NB Hazard Reduction Pruning should only be undertaken by qualified and experienced arborists.
Is used to reduce the overall density of foliage throughout an entire tree crown by removing small diameter branches at the ends of larger branches. The Adelaide Tree Surgery team often use handsaws and small professional pruning chainsaws to achieve this.
This large significant tree growing in an Adelaide private residential property has been maintained over a number of years by our team to safeguard its appearance for the home owner. Maintaining trees with limited access is a specialty for our team.
Benefits of Tree Crown Thinning:
- Allow more light to penetrate to the ground beneath the tree
- Reduce the ‘sail’ effect by allowing wind energy to pass through the tree crown
- Reduce the amount of weight being carried by lateral tree branches
- Improve lines of site and light penetration through the crown.
Is used to remove dead branches from within tree crowns. This is the only type of pruning that is completely non-detrimental to the health of the tree.
These ‘pointy’ mitre cuts were made to a living Veteran Tree to promote the formation of hollows for native fauna. This method also achieves a natural look, keeping with the age and majesty of the tree.
Benefits of Deadwooding:
- Minimize levels of risk associated with falling dead branches
- Improve your tree’s appearance and aesthetic value.
It is important to realise that some deadwood within some trees may provide important habitat for native fauna. The Adelaide Tree Surgery team is fully conversant with this important function of deadwood and works with the client to provide a balance between risk reduction and habitat retention where appropriate.Email us now to enquire.
Is used to reduce parts or all of a tree crown with a view to making the tree smaller. This pruning is not suitable for many types of tree and is predominantly suitable for deciduous species.
A pruning technique perfected in Europe, our team are very experienced with leading Crown Reduction options to guide your decisions.
Retention of deadwood in mature trees is integral to the environment to provide valuable habitat for native fauna. A careful balance between risk management and provision of natural habitat is assessed prior to undertaking work to ensure maximum benefit is achieved.
Removal of entire branches from within a tree crown can be beneficial or a necessity for a wide range of reasons including:
- Clearing branches overhanging or touching existing infrastructure.
- Making room for proposed new structures on development sites.
- To increase areas of space.
- To reduce levels of shade.
- To remove damaged or broken branches.
Great for young trees to improve growing structure, eliminate defects and promote good future tree form and shape.
Good formative tree pruning, undertaken by qualified arborists, will give your new tree its best possible chance to reach maturity, without having problems such as structural defects which can potentially reduce its safe useful life expectancy.
This large tree in a Local Government Council park is regularly cared for by the Adelaide Tree Surgery team, involving regular pruning and the installation of a cobra cabling system to help support the large lateral branches.
The Adelaide Tree Surgery team pay much attention to:
- Removal of crossing / rubbing branches
- Removal of branches with poor structural attachment
- Pruning co-dominant stems
- Removal of duplicate branches.
The Adelaide Tree Surgery regularly maintain this large Conifer Hedge providing a formal garden feature and effective screen.
Hedges are commonly used in the urban environment for screening and privacy, so well planned care of hedges has a major impact on the end benefits.
Well maintained Hedges come in many shapes, sizes and colours and can be crafted for both formal and informal appearance. This can be determined not only from species selection but from the type of maintenance that is undertaken.
The Adelaide Tree Surgery team has members with much experience from pruning hedges throughout the south of England – world renowned for their stunning displays.
The Adelaide Tree Surgery can work with you to develop a management plan just right for your desired end result.