Pruning Services

Tree pruning is the term used for the removal of parts of a tree. This would include removing branches, twigs, limbs, soft growth or even root systems. There are various reasons why your tree would require pruning, whether it be to make the tree safe, overhang could be affecting access routes, or simply aesthetic reasons and allowing extra light into your garden.IMG_2251

Our team at Dickinson Tree Company are highly trained and skilled in this process, using the latest Arboricultural techniques to maintain the health of the Tree. All Tree works are carried out in accordance with BS3998 Approved Codes of Practice and the Arboricultural Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG).

We offer various different types of Tree Pruning, depending on your individual requirement.

Formative Pruning

The aim of Formative Pruning is to encourage a young tree’s structure to form into an appearance typical to that specific species of tree. Formative Pruning is usually carried out when the tree is of young age. This would also include reducing any potential hazards within a tree which may form as a tree grows. Tackling at a young age allows us to encourage a tree to grow in a certain way not only for aesthetic reasons, but also safety reasons.

Dead Wooding 

Dead wooding is the removal of dead limbs and branches of a tree. This service is essential as these limbs and branches can become hazardous over time by falling or forced down by high winds.

Crown Reduction & Shaping

Crown reduction is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by cutting branches back to a suitable growth point, whilst maintaining the tree’s natural shape as much as possible. This can be used to alleviate stress from the tree, to make a tree more suited to its surroundings or simply for aesthetic reasons.

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is a method of pruning a tree while maintaining it’s overall size and natural structure. Thinning secondary branches reduces the density of the tree, which in effect allows more light into the garden, reduces wind resistance, improves form and reduces growth rate.


Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the tree to that height. Pollarding involves the removal of all the trees growth, back to the main stem. This technique is normally used on species such as Lime, Poplar, Willow or a Plane.

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