How did this tree get big!!!?!

So many of my clients are surprised that the little sapling they planted is now a huge tree. It's important when you plan your garden and start planting trees to understand how big they will grow and to keep them maintained in a way that supports how you use your garden. Arborists can help your tree grow in the shape and direction that you want so that the garden is perfect for your family. My blog has tips for the home owner on keeping your tree healthy and, of course, tips on when to use an arborist to get the perfect result.

Why You Should Get Your Tree Pruning Done Now


Spring is the season of new growth for plants of all sizes, from blades of grass all the way up to the massive eucalyptus trees. You have probably already noticed a spike in the growth of most of the shrubbery you have in your garden. While it can be tempting to wait until the end of spring, when everything has finished its current growth spurt and settled into a more normal cycle, it is actually a great idea to get your tree care and tree pruning out of the way right now. Here are three reasons why tree pruning is best done at the start of spring.

Clear Away Dead Growth

If you want your trees to continually grow and remain healthy for years or decades to come, then you need to cut off the dead or diseased branches so that the tree can maintain more healthy growth. The trouble for most people is that it is hard to discern which parts of your tree are healthy and should continue and which areas need to be culled. That is why tree pruning experts need to be used so that you don't accidentally stunt the growth of your tree while trying to encourage it just before the spring growth spurt. 

Eliminate Disease

Occasionally trees can get infected with any one of numerous different types of diseases. Just like any living organism, it can be killed by these diseases if you are not careful. During spring, when your tree should be at its most beautiful and growing strongly, if it looks very bleak and as though it has not come out of hibernation then you should arrange for tree care by an arboreal expert. Caring for a tree while trying to kill off the infection, whatever it may be, is not easy, and doing so on your own can lead novices to inadvertently killing the tree as well as the infection.

Structured Growth

Perhaps you can't wait for your tree to start growing quickly again, but want it to grow in a specific way. You might only want it to grow upwards rather than outwards, or perhaps you like it kept flatter. Whatever it is that you are after, the only way to structure the growth of your tree is by very specific pruning and maintenance. You might need a few sessions to ensure that the tree is well looked after while still adhering to your design wishes, so make sure to regularly check on it and schedule another appointment with the tree pruning service if necessary. 


17 September 2021