At L&M Tree Services Ltd we offer a full, comprehensive range of services to fit your requirements.

Our approach is:
We listen carefully to your problems and can help you to choose the right pruning method to suit your needs. Our expert arboriculturalists at L&M Tree Services will guide you through your options and ensure we design a spec that whilst having the trees health at the forefront of our minds, will also meet your requirements.
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Our range of pruning services consist of the following types below:




Formative Pruning

Formative pruning is usually carried out on young or newly planted trees. Often, trees straight out of the nursery stock hold several defects that if left un treated, will hamper they're mature adult life and may become a tree health issue resulting in a major, expensive procedure. By removing these hazards at a young age, this gives the tree a better chance of compartmentalising the wound and maturing into a healthy, large specimen. Several smaller wounds, are better than one large wound.

Formative Pruning

Case Study | Fruit Trees


Private



Formative Pruning

These fruit trees are located within a local school. After pruning, these little trees can mature with fewer defects and potential hazard branches. In this case, it allows better access for mowers and weed control.

Tree species: Apple Tree

Job Time: 1 days work




Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is a pruning method used to reduce the size of the trees crown whilst maintaining its shape. A good crown reduction is a real skill, often lacking in many tree cutters. When done correctly the tree should have a natural form with no visible hard, harsh cuts and leaving plenty of green, lush leaf coverage. It may also appear to be thinner, airier and generally better kept as our professional team work with you to gain the look you are after. Proper reductions are not harmful to the tree and should not be confused with topping, which is a bad practice.

Crown Reduction - Alder Tree

Case Study | Willow Tree


Commercial



This willow tree is located within a the grounds of a commercial premisses. It was becoming a problem for HGV’s, forcing them to use the wrong side of the road. We were contracted to reduce the tree as a whole to create balanced crown shape rather than removing isolated branches.

Work Required: 1 Willow Tree

Job Time: 1 days work

Crown Reduction - Beech Tree

Case Study | Beech Tree


Private



Sneyd Park

Reduce height of tree by up to 2 meters and reduce sides by unto 3 meters to balance canopy.

Unfortunately the tree had a number of weak unions at its base. We reduced the canopy to lessen the weight and wind loads on these unions to prevent stem failure.

Tree Species: Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica)

Job Time: 1 days work

Crown Reduction - Vet Oak Tree

Case Study | Veteran Oak


Private



This Veteran Oak tree is located within a private garden. Veteran trees require bespoke care to fulfil the needs of the tree. In this case, the tree has extensive decay in the main fork and the tree if left unmanaged will eventually split apart in half. To manage this and prolong the integrity of the tree we carried out a 10% tip prune all over with a further 10% to an isolated, ‘weakly’ attached limb. The aim is to promote more leaf cover in the lower canopy which in years to come will eventually form the ‘outer’ crown - with no stem failure.

Work Required: 1 large Oak Tree

Job Time: 1 days work

Crown Reduction - Poplar Tree

Case Study | Poplar Tree


Private



Winford

Crown reduce tree by upto 3 meters

Our Client was concerned that this tree was becoming too big for the garden and was worried about its safety. After an initial consultation it was decided that we would reduce the tree sympathetically to obtain a nice shape but also keep the tree healthy and safe

Tree Species: White Poplar (Populus alba)

Job Time: 1 days work

Crown Reduction - Mulberry Tree

Case Study | Mulberry Tree


Private



This Mulberry tree is located within a private garden. The tree was getting too big for the garden and it was effecting the direct sunlight into the neighbouring garden. We carried out a Crown Reduction of unto 1.5m to reshape and manage the tree.

Tree Species: 1 Mulberry Tree

Job Time: 1 days work

Crown Reduction - Beech Tree

Case Study | Eucalyptus


Private



This Eucalyptus tree is located within a private garden. This tree had an 'compression fork' at the base of the 2 main stems. A 'compression fork' is created when 2 or more stems grow tightly together. They have a clear characteristic of a 'Y'. The top side of the union has a very steep angle and there is a visible ‘line’, often ribbed, running vertically down from the centre of the union. At this point, the stems have not usually bonded together and can push away from each other. The result can be one of the stems failing and splitting out.

In this instance, we reduce the height and width of the crown to reduce the weight & 'lever' effect acting on the union.

Tree Species: Eucalyptus Tree

Job Time: 1 days work

Crown Reduction - Beech, Tulip and Sweet Chestnut Tree

Case Study | Beech, Tulip & Sweet Chestnut

Private



These 3 trees are located within a private garden. Due to the proximity of the property to these trees, the owner wants to manage the trees at their current height. We have been managing these trees since 2004 with pruning works being carried out every 4 yrs.

Tree Species: Beech, Tulip & Sweet Chestnut Trees

Job Time: Continuous Management, total of 4 years plus to date

Crown Reduction - Cedar Tree

Case Study | Cedar Tree


Private



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Tree Species: Cedar Tree

Job Time: 1 days work




Crown Thinning

Crown Thinning is the removal of some of the live branches throughout the crown to allow more light to pass through and reduce wind resistance. Whilst not reducing the trees overall shape, a crown thin has many benefits including extra light, reduced weight of long heavy branches, better air flow to help combat particular pests who thrive on dark humid conditions and many more. It can also be of particular benefit to veteran trees or those with defects which could affect their stability due to root issues. Thinning can be the best way of maintaining your natural tree shape and not to gain distorted 'ugly' growth through harsh pruning.

Crown Thinning - Birch

Case Study | Birch Tree


Private



This Birch tree is located within a private garden. The owner wanted more light in their garden without altering the size of the tree. Crown Thinning removes part of the crown with out altering the overall size and shape of the tree. Carried out correctly, This allows ‘dappled’ sunlight through the canopy and can also diffuse strong winds rather than trying to stop them.

Tree Species: Birch

Job Time: 1 days work




Crown Lift

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and is a good way of improving light levels and air circulation at ground level; this can benefit lawns and underplanting or just open up shaded buildings, patios and decks to the sun. Crown lifting can be particularly useful for mossy lawns, helping to strengthen the grass and dry out the damp area.

Crown Lift

Case Study | Merchants Primary School

Commercial



Merhants Primary School

Raise tree canopy to 2 meters in height to allow mowers under tree.

Lawn mowers weren't able to cut the grass under the tree canopies because of the low branches. We removed the offending branches to allow the mowers under whilst keeping a uniform tree.

Work Required: Crown Lift

Job Time: 1/2 Hour

Crown Lift - Alder

Case Study | City Academy

Commercial



City Academy

This row of Alder trees are located within a school. This row of trees is planted along the edge of a carpark. The tree’s lower branches were becoming a nuisance to the carpark users. The trees were Crown Lifted to 2.5m to rectify the issue.

Work Required: Crown Lift

Job Time: 5 Hours




Crown Clean

Cleaning involves removing dead and diseased wood as well as any weak branches, crossing or hanging growth. We normally include this as part of a crown thin or crown reduction to ensure you are left with a cleaner, healthier tree.


Isolate Branch Pruning

In specific locations, a single branch or a small group of branches can effect its immediate environment.

These include:

  • Cutting back from adjacent Buildings.
  • Roof Tops & Guttering.
  • Pruning back from Street Lights.
  • CCTV sight lines.
  • Utility Cables, antennas and satellite dishes.
  • Access Routes / Fire Exit Routes.


Pollarding

Pollarding a tree is the removal of all the smaller growth to leave a framework of larger branches with no leaf matter. This practice is not suitable for mature trees that has never been subjected to Pollarding, as large wounds all over it could be fatal. Once Pollarding is introduced to a tree, it is usually carried out annually or bi-annually to develop a pollard head on each branch where the majority of new growth will sprout from. This method is best used on trees that may have outgrown they're immediate space or trees that require periodic pruning for health reasons.

Pollarding - Blagdon

Case Study | Blagdon Lake


Commercial



Blagdon Lake, Bristol

This row of Lime trees are located within the grounds of Blagdon Fisheries. The owner wanted a re-pollard carried out to the tree in the foreground and a lower pollard to the trees near the building.

Tree Species: Lime

Job Time: 2 days work

Pollarding

Case Study | Dupont Office Buildings

Commercial



Dupont Office Buildings

This row of Alder trees are located within the grounds of Commercial Offices. These trees were pollarded many years ago and have missed a re-pollard. If left, the regrowth from a pollarded tree can become too heavy and fail due to the poorly attached union. If Pollarding has been chosen for the management of a tree, it is important that it is re-pollarded within the recommended timescale to prevent branch failure.

Tree Species: Alder

Job Time: 5 days work

Pollarding

Case Study | Weston College


Commercial



Weston College

This row of Willow trees are located within the grounds of Weston College. These trees were pollarded many years ago and have missed a re-pollard. Parts of the regrowth from a pollarded tree had become too heavy and failed due to the poorly attached union and fell into an unoccupied parking bay. These are will go onto a re-pollard cycle of 4yrs.

Tree Species: Willow

Job Time: 1 days work


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