Trees are a great feature in many Australian gardens, and they can become an important part of your landscaping if you take proper care of them.

One of the things that you will have to do is to prune your trees with the help of an arborist on the Central Coast.

All Area Tree Service can offer you some tips about the best way to make sure your tree is pruned correctly. 

Why trees need pruning

There are several reasons why your garden can benefit from pruning trees. Firstly, while your trees grow naturally, the act of trimming away over-large branches or awkward growths can help your trees to flourish.

You might prune to remove dead or diseased branches, or you may prune for aesthetic reasons, both ways designed to give your tree the best possible chance. 

What tools are needed?

The type of tools that you need will depend upon the size and position of the branch. For smaller branches, you may use a simple pruner, available from most garden centres.

For larger branches, as well as the help of a All Area Tree Service team, you may also need specialist equipment such as a lopper or an extendable pole saw. 

The three-point prune

The best way to keep your tree healthy after pruning is to grow a callus. This is done using a three-stroke pruning method.

The first cut is underneath the branch, slightly removed from the trunk. The second stroke is to the top of the branch slightly away from the bottom cut, and the final cut is a sawing movement which removes most of the branch.

All Area Tree Service can help you with this process if you are not confident in your ability to prune. 

When should trees be pruned?

Dead or diseased branches can be taken at any time, but if you want to cut back a healthy tree, the best time for this will be in the later part of the winter.

This will encourage the tree to grow back as the soil warms up during early spring. 

Can I get help with pruning?

Yes, you can! If you need an expert arborist on the Central Coast, then All Area Tree Service can help you to prune your tree and help it to remain healthy.

If you have any questions, use our contact form to ask them, or call 0400-312-577 to speak to Jason now.

For more tree information, read our previous blog post on council permission for tree removal!