A healthy tree is a happy tree and regular maintenance is the key to your tree's well being.
Trees in the urban environment require regular care and maintenance to maintain their health, aesthetics and above all safety. All pruning works are planned and executed to reduce the probability of structural failure and reduce the risk to people and property while prolonging the tree's lifespan.
Tree Pruning Services
Fruit tree pruning
How often should you prune a tree?
Generally, mature trees should be pruned professionally every 3-5 years, giving them time to regenerate without shocking the tree. Younger trees can be pruned a little more often, generally every 2 years, being younger they are more vigorous and can recover faster. HAC follows all guidelines set by the Australian Standards AS 4373 - 'Pruning of Amenity Trees'
Crown lifting is a pruning technique that removes lower branches on a tree which lifts the canopy or crown of the tree to allow clearance of from obstacles and buildings. As well as reduce the end weight in heavy limbs that have the potential for failure in strong wind loads.
It’s a great alternative to removing trees that block light or views, and is grate technique to use for gaining access underneath the tree.
Removing dead wood from mature trees is part of regular maintenance. Dead wood can be a safety hazard to people and property from failing tree branches, pruning deadwood lowers the risk and improves the appearance of the tree.
Removing dead wood also helps ensure the health of the remaining parts of the tree.
Structural faults in a tree can result in parts of the tree failing. An arborist is trained in knowing how to identify these faults and prune the tree to remove the risk and maintain integrity of the tree.