Tree Pruning Services

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Get your trees tidied up


One of the most precise and most important jobs for an arborist is to keep trees, hedges, and shrubs tidy and healthy through pruning. There’s much more to this task than meets the eye, and we believe it’s important for both the look and health of your trees to entrust it to an experienced professional.

The goals of pruning are twofold. Firstly, we prune trees, hedges and shrubs to give them an attractive, tidy shape—and to keep them at a manageable size. If you are keeping a hedge, regular prunings will be crucial. And while some people do maintain their gardens with a pair of pruning shears, any sizeable tree or hedge needs bigger equipment, safety gear, and expertise.

Secondly, but just as importantly, pruning promotes healthy growth and flowering. It can make your plants bushier and more fruitful, and can even prevent disease if done properly. Pruning your plants isn’t all about aesthetics—it’s also about their quality, health and longevity.

Crown thinning is an important part of looking after your trees.

Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller/tertiary branches, usually at the outer crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree.

Sometimes this work will need to be done over the course of time, in some cases  over four to six years, to ensure high health and good form.

Precision pruning on a maintained schedule is key to achieving the best results for long term productivity and health of the tree.

Pruning done professionally with Reid’s Trees


To reap the full benefits of pruning, it must be done properly. Different trees and shrubs have wildly different needs: some should be cut back at specific times of year, and some require more extensive pruning than others. Many home and property owners do not have the expertise or time needed to tend to their more needy plants.

Reid’s Trees provides pruning services across the Wellington area. As experienced arborists, we can balance the needs of the client with the needs of the specific plant to provide a pruning that will ensure your garden looks good and functions well. Our detailed pruning techniques offer the best of care to trees, hedges, and shrubs of all kinds.

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Got pruning that needs to be done? Get in touch with us for a consultation and quote!