Pruning Operations

At The Roots Company, we understand that individual trees have a form and biological characteristics that are unique to their botanical family, genus or species.

Too often, trees can be pruned into “lollipop” shapes – the common ‘perfectly round’ shaping that is usually alien to the tree’s original growth habit.

When carrying out pruning operations – such as crown reduction, thinning and lifting – we will take the species’ natural shape and form into account, seeking to ensure that its natural characteristics are retained where possible.

We will also ensure that the pruning is done at the right time of year – it’s a common misconception that it’s “best to prune the trees in winter”. Whilst this may be ok for some species, there are others that should absolutely be left alone at this time.

If you have trees you would like to be pruned, but are unsure when is best for a tree surgeon to carry out the work, please contact us and we will offer you a free professional consultation. If we don’t know, we will find out.

The unmistakeable form of the Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum). Photo taken at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire.

The magnificent scented blooms of Magnolia Grandiflora. Magnolia species require mid-summer pruning.