GraftinGardeners have multiple teams of highly skilled tree surgeons for both residential and commercial customers in and around the London area.
Tree pruning can be required for a number of different reasons. For instance, overgrown limbs can overcrowd other specimens and make things look informal, block the essential light to other trees, shrubs, plants and even your garden area. Another good reason to prune your tree/trees is to reduce weighty limbs which are susceptible to damage from wind or just weight alone. Minimise damage from high winds and storms by maintaining your trees.
How we carry out tree pruning:
Before any pruning is carried out, our tree surgeons will assess your trees individually and decide the best possible course of action in relation to your tree species, shape, size and condition. Your trees will be pruned efficiently to maintain an even balance and safe condition. All branches will be cut optimally to reduce the risk of tearing and infections.
To avoid damaged to your trees and surrounding areas, we use the latest tree surgery techniques to ensure the safe lowering of large limbs and branches. All pruning will be carried out in a controlled manner by using lowering ropes and or slings where necessary. If your tree has dead, storm damaged or diseased branches they will be cut back to the relevant branch collar.
We will make appropriate cuts to the branch collar and always adhere to the guidelines set out in the BS3998 (British Standards). This will ensure tree health and balance while obtaining the desired overall shape of the tree.
Tree Pruning Services in London
Pruning is the correct term for the removal of any live part of a tree; this can also be known as tree trimming or tree cutting. It should preferably be carried out using a branch collar to give the tree its best chance of healing the resulting wound. There are various types of pruning that can be done:
Tree Crown Cleaning in London
Removal of dead and dying wood; stumps of broken or poorly cut branches; unwanted epicormic shoots. Crown cleaning can also include the removal of unwanted climbing plants such as ivy or foreign objects such as wires.
Tree Crown Lifting in London
Lower Branches are removed to effectively raise the crown, which is the whole branch structure of the tree. This is a very useful treatment of large garden trees where shading is a problem, as the light can come in underneath the tree.
Tree Crown Thinning in London
Crown density is reduced by the removal of selected branches from the whole crown, but the overall shape and size of the tree is maintained. This is normally done as a weight reduction method if a significant structural weakness is identified in the stem or major branches. It is also done to reduce damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds or to allow more light through a tree.
Tree Crown Reduction and Reshaping in London
The crown is made smaller without spoiling the shape of the tree. This is very skilled work and often involves a method of pruning called “drop-crotching”. Again it is done to reduce the weight in potentially dangerous trees, but can also be useful if trees are obstructing or damaging buildings or power lines.
Tree Pollarding in London
Tree pollarding is a method of management where the main leading stem of a young tree is removed to encourage regrowth. The regrowth that then occurs can be regularly removed (re-pollarding) back to the same point (the pollard head).
Tree Pruning to Avoid!
There are various methods of to tree pruning but not all of them are particularly good for the tree. Here is an example of bad practice pruning:
This is the hard pruning of a mature or semi-mature tree involving the removal of nearly all of the trees branches and foliage. It is nearly always considered unacceptable practice unless on hazardous trees and should not be confused with pollarding. Using this type of pruning destroys the tree’s shape and introduces decay and encourages the development of a weak branch structure and can kill some species such as beech.
If you require any of our tree surgery services, simply use the quick quote from on the right or alternately you can call us on 0208 123 7653.
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Excellent! Great service and fairly priced. Everyone involved was friendly and efficient from the office staff to the engineers. Highly recommended!
Homeowner in London
Very happy to recommend these guys. They cut our tree back 5 years ago and I had no hesitation digging out the invoice and calling them again.
Homeowner in London
Great professional team. They came to reduce a pear tree in the garden and did a very good job. They knew what to cut or not cut for the tree to recover from the trauma of the reduction.
The guys at GraftinGardeners came to our property to remove some ivy that had grown up the side of our house and... partially over the roof over the course of a few years. They were punctual and polite did a really good job at getting all of the ivy removed. We would use them again for any other jobs we might have!read more
Arrived on time, got straight down to work showing great agility. The tree was cut down rapidly and cleared away... swiftly. The team were jovial efficient and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend GraftinGardenersread more
I needed an emergency tree removal ( next day service) . Graftin Gardeners provided an excellent service and the three... has been removed within few hours. What is equally important is that they have charged me a standard market rate for the service. I have called few other companies and they all tried to charge much more ( special rates, emergency rates etc). Great service and honest people. Thank youread more
Can not recommend this company enough! Luke and John arrived promptly at the time stated to fell our Lime tree. The... guys worked hard and ensured the safety of everyone was paramount. They were courteous and professional, nothing was too much trouble!My garden has been left spotless. Thank you guys, great team work!read more
I was truly bowled over by their work. I cannot thank them enough for saving my large, ancient and much-loved cooking... apple tree which had uprooted and fallen. The fact they then spent much time clearing up all the considerable foliage and leaves so meticulously was the icing on the cake. Not only that, incredibly nice and friendly people too. Five stars all the way!read more
Zac and John came to reduce the crown on a cherry tree. Can’t recommend them more highly. Professional, friendly team... who took a great deal of care over the job and I’m pleased with the result. Tidied up really well afterwards too! Thoroughly nice guys and job well done. Thanks!read more
Your "Spiderman" was simply amazing and extremely efficient . The team you sent were polite all efficient and cleaned... up very well when finished.I would give your name to anyone who asked me for tree surgeonsread more
This is the third year we've used GraftinGardeners and they're by far the best tree surgeons we've employed. Their guys... are always very professional, know what they're doing and - just as importantly - leave everything neat and tidy afterwards. I can't recommend them highly enough. Gerard. Londonread more
A super team of Lewis, Dean & Josh were polite and friendly as well as being very thorough in both the work and the... clean-up afterwards. They dealt with a serious cut back of a large tree as well as reducing and shaping several smaller trees. We are very pleased with the results - thank you GraftinGardeners!read more
We were delighted with the work carried out by the guys from Graftingardeners. The tree at the front is pruned and... beautifully shaped and the conifers look so much better now they have been reduced. They worked really hard on a drizzly morning and provided an excellent service. Thank you!read more
We employed GraftinGardeners to do some work on a large horse chestnut tree which was overhanging our garden. The team... was very friendly, did an excellent job and left things very tidy. Highly recommended.read more
We were really impressed with Graftin Gardeners. They were friendly, professional and efficient. They were the only... tree surgeons we contacted who actually came by to assess our front garden and provide an accurate quote. They took the time to explain areas of concern which was really useful. We booked them in to do our front garden the next week and they got it all done in only two hours. We were really pleased with the results (see photos). We'd definitely recommend them and will use them again.read more