Things to consider before pruning
Deciduous trees: autumn or winter;
Evergreen trees: mid-to late summer
But there are exceptions. Here is a link to some more detailed information.
Is the tree too big for you to carefully prune it youself?
If the biggest branch has a diameter of more than 15cm, we'd suggest you to contact your local tree surgeon.
If you can't reach any of the branches with your feet firmly on the ground, or on an appropriate platform, we'd also suggest you to contact a registered tree surgeon.
Remember, use your common sense!
If you're going to prune the tree yourself, it's important for you to use the correct protective equipment.
- Make sure the tree surgeon you use has the correct license
- Pruning or cutting trees can be dangerous. To do the job safely, you should employ an experienced contractor with appropriate skills.
- To make sure the contractor has registered with the ARB, take a look at the website.
- You should look out for this logo if you're thinking of employing a registered tree surgeon.