Tree lopping is the most common tree service we receive enquiries about, and though it isn’t a completely incorrect term, it has been superseded by the guidelines of Australia Standards 4373-2007 “Pruning of Amenity Trees”. This means what was once referred to as lopping is now widely referred to as pruning. These guidelines ensure all qualified arborists are using correct pruning techniques that will ensure pruned trees will have a long and healthy life, rather than potentially dying as a result of incorrect, indiscriminate lopping techniques.
Why we don’t do Tree Lopping and what we do…
Tree lopping can do more harm than good to the tree, often leaving it susceptible to disease and decay, weakness of new limbs and attacks from pests at the wound site and even stress resulting in complete loss of the tree. You can read more about these issues on our ‘Tree Lopping vs Tree Pruning’ blog post.
Aussie Tree Solutions aims to help educate people about the difference of tree lopping vs tree pruning, to ensure that when you choose a company they have the correct qualifications, knowledge and experience to maintain your trees.
Our qualified and insured Arborists will determine what style of pruning required so each individual tree maintains its health, appearance and safety. Assessment can also determine whether a tree requires removal due to safety concerns. Tree removal should only ever be carried out by a professional.
Correct Pruning techniques include:
- Target cutting
- Dead wooding
- Canopy thinning
- Crown reduction
- End weight reduction of lateral limbs
- Canopy raising
- Formative pruning
Pruning your trees can have many benefits, here are six:
• Assist in the healthy growth of a tree
• Complement the natural shape
• Remove excess weight off a tree
• Enable more light and air to filter through
• As a form of disease control
• Ensure the safety and longevity of a tree
Correct tree pruning can save you money, time and your tree/s in the long run; we consider it an often necessary and always worthwhile investment. Contact us for your tree service needs today, 1300 725 861 or via our contact page.