•Deadwood Removal is a type of trimming that removes dead branches from a tree’s canopy. Branches can die off for a number of reasons including light deficiency, pest and disease damage, and root structure damage. A dead branch will at some point decay back to the parent stem and fall off. This is normally a fairly slow process but can be quickened by high winds or extreme temperature. The main reason deadwood is removed is safety. Situations that demand removal of deadwood is trees in your yard – overhanging buildings, driveways, patios/decks, pools etc.
•Crown and Canopy Thinning increases light and reduces wind resistance by selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree. This is a common practice which improves the tree’s strength against adverse weather conditions as the wind can pass through the tree resulting in less “load” being placed on the tree.
•Crown Canopy Lifting involves the removal of the lower branches to a given height. The height is achieved by the removal of whole branches or removing the parts of branches which extend below the desired height. Crown lifting is done for clearance for things such as pedestrians, vehicles, pools, fences, sheds, buildings etc.
•Directional or Formative Pruning is the removal of appropriate branches to make the tree structurally sound while shaping it. This can be done to shape trees away from structures or for aesthetics.
•Vista Pruning (Sky Lighting) is selectively pruning a window of view in a tree to see through or let light through. Frequently used method in trees shading hedges and gardens or to get that perfect view from the deck at the cottage.
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