Tree pruning

We will suggest the best type of pruning that will give your trees a long-term perspective while maintaining the operational safety of their surroundings. We respect valid AOPK standards when working.

Overview of the most important tree pruning types:

Formative pruning


The most important type of pruning It is done mainly with young trees, within two years of the planting at best. It is recommended to do it together with so-called comparative pruning. The aim of formative pruning is to support the characteristic architecture and the shape of the tree crown, which is typical for the given species or cultivar and gives the prerequisite for the creation of a healthy, vital, functional and stable crown when the tree is adult.

Safety pruning

It is a basic means of pruning of trees growing outside a forest. The pruning focuses only on ensuring the current operational safety of the tree (e.g. removal of dry branches), but does not solve complex static conditions of the whole tree, such as the possibility of windfall, trunk break, crown breakdown, etc.

Pruning for tree health

The aim is to ensure long-term functioning and perspective of the tree while maintaining its good health, vitality and operational safety. We strive to preserve the crown architecture desirable for the given taxon. The pruning for health does not deal with the current static condition of the whole tree (e.g. a risk of windfall, trunk break, crown breakdown, etc.).

Local reduction pruning

The aim of one of the types of local reduction pruning is to modify the profile to allow passage of vehicles or people, reduce the crown in the direction of the obstacle, achieve a distance defined by (law, norm, etc.) or create a view-through.
Another type of local reduction pruning is the reduction of the crown with the aim of relief or symmetrization of the crown in order to improve its stability.

Circumference reduction

It belongs to a group of stabilization pruning whose aim is to stabilize the individual tree, maintaining his good health, operational safety and vitality. The circumference reduction takes place mainly in the top third of the tree crown with the aim of reducing the wind resistance of the crown and lowering the centre of gravity of the tree. The branches at the top part of the crown are reduced in length most while the pruning length gets shorter as we go down the tree. Not more than 20% of the leaf area of the crown can be removed during a single case of pruning. 

Tree shaping

It is pruning that is done in order to cultivate the crown to so-called head or spur pruning. It is an irreversible intervention and after that a periodic renewal is required (beginning every year, after growing every 2 years).
 

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