Tree trimming and pruning

Trees can become problematic and require pruning. We offer a professional pruning service that allows the tree to retain its health and structure. All pruning work is carried out by our qualified arborists and complies with Australian Standard AS4373/2007.

Common tree pruning works undertaken are listed below.

Crown Thinning

The removal of secondary branches reduces the canopy density of a tree. A 10% crown thinning can allow better light into a yard or help rekindle a lost view. This is an option to retain a tree instead of removing it.

Selective pruning

Sometimes there are some branches that cause a specific problem, such as tapping against a building or allowing birds to perch over your car or other property. Selective pruning is an excellent option to remove these branches without damaging the structure of the tree.



Removal of deadwood is the removal of dead branches. This prevents the dangerous situation of dead branches falling during times of heavy wind. Deadwooding is also used to remove small dead branches that fall regularly from trees. By removing them it reduces the frequency of twigs littering your property.

Crown Lifting

This will increase a trees clearance by removing the lowest branches. This improves clearance and access from the lower obstructing branches.

Remedial Pruning

This is a corrective pruning of damaged branches to promote healthy growth. This can involve removing diseased branches or tidying up localized damage.

Formative Pruning

Unless planned, plants do not always grow in the directions you want. Formative pruning of young trees encourages growth in more suitable or chosen formations.

Palm Pruning

The removal of old and potentially hazardous fronds and fruiting clusters is a regular request. These often fall and make a mess or a strong smell. This is a great preventative option to stop that smell or any damage to objects below.

Line clearance 

Pruning to maintain safe clearances around overhead services such as power lines, transmission lines, or telephone connections.

Road Side Pruning.

Roadside pruning to chosen clearance levels for shires and government authorities, signage is used for traffic management by our trained staff.

Tree Pruning can be complex and difficult task – a professional arborist should always be sought.

When undertaking tree pruning our work conforms to Australian Standards. Roots 2 Leaves Tree Services can remove branches from difficult to reach places without damaging the tree or its surroundings.

Why use our professional pruning services

Mature trees are a valuable asset to every home, business, and community. They increase the quality of our lives by providing shade, pleasant views, fragrant smells, and somewhere to tie our hammocks. Trees and palms require qualified arborists to ensure their longevity, with arborists often referred to as ‘tree doctors’ or ‘tree surgeons’. Our specialized skills include:

  • Climbing trees and removing difficult branches without wounding the tree.
  • Identifying and removing disease from trees – called disinfection.
  • Pruning in a way to prevent the splitting or tearing of the branch collar or trunk, without leaving stubs, resulting in the promoted growth in the desired manner.
  • Lowering branches in high, confined, or hazardous places.
  • Pruning to protect the growth habit, and maintaining the correct weight, crown, foliage distribution.
  • Formative pruning of young trees to enhance the shape of the plant, reduce the development of structural weaknesses, and to accommodate site constraints.

Do not let unqualified and inexperienced tree loppers destroy or damage your tree. Call instead on our services today