Tree Pruning - GRITIT Tree Works

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Major tree pruning operations can also be carried out by our tree surgeons as and when required. GRITIT tree pruning ensures that you comply with the Highways Act 1980 Section 154 in removal of all low branches. A long-term pruning plan with GRITIT ensures that low branches are always removed to ensure a clearance of 2.4m over paths, 5m over roads, 1m from all street lighting, traffic signs, traffic lights, street name plates and 2m from windows or adjacent premises.  

At GRITIT we believe that trees and shrubs have a natural form to them and generally do better and look better if left alone. Each kind of tree has its own characteristic shape or growth habit and when pruning, and we work hard to maintain that beautiful look. There are times, though, when pruning is necessary for safety and longevity reasons and proper procedures need to be followed - therefore all our tree operations are carried out in accordance with British Standard BS3998: 2010 for Tree Works and all our team members are trained and qualified to the appropriate standard.

Why Have A GRITIT Tree Pruning Plan?

There are many good reasons to have a regular tree pruning plan from GRITIT in place:

  • Pruning to prevent liability
    • Dead, broken, weak or split branches, or low hanging branches which might be a hazard to people, vehicles or buildings, create liability and require attention.
  • Pruning at planting time
    • After transplanting, tree tops should be pruned back to compensate for the loss of roots and to begin training the tree, but this pruning will not exceed one-third of the plants total top growth.

  • Pruning to train your trees
    • to develop a strong framework to withstand winds, a tree should be pruned to a few strong limbs spaced well apart, up, down and around the trunk.
    • to develop a beautiful social gathering shade tree with limbs coming off the trunk at a height greater than 1.6 to 2.4m, low branches should be pruned off. Ideally pruning should be done over an extended period of time as part of the long-term GRITIT pruning plan as the tree grows in height. If done all at once this can result in a weak, spindly tree that needs staking. 

  • Pruning for your tree's health

    • We prune to eliminate limbs with weak crotches that arise from the trunk at acute angles.
    • We prune to eliminate limbs that cross each other or compete for the same space in the trees crown.
    • We prune to eliminate dead and diseased branches to improve the appearance of the tree and prevent entrance and spread of diseases and insects.
    • We prune to revitalize older trees by pruning out part of the crown of the tree, reducing the leaf area that the root system has to supply. 
    • We prune to increase air circulation through the tree both for the trees benefit and to increase air flow into the landscape. More sunlight gets through the tree which is beneficial for lawn growth below.

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GRITIT grounds services cover your facility throughout the year. The same team takes care of your site in the winter and summer, and will also

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