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Tree Pruning and Shaping

Effective tree pruning and shaping in Amersham and High Wycombe, and across Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire

Expert Tree Trimming and Shaping

Tree pruning may be required to keep your tree healthy and safe, and tree shaping can keep your tree looking beautiful and in proportion with the rest of the tree. Our arborists have vast experience working on trees of all sizes, and are well-versed in carefully selecting the right branches to remove in order to keep a tree safe and encourage a natural form.

At Quill Hall Arboriculture, we offer our services to both residential and commercial clients, able to tackle anything from an overhanging tree in your garden to a number of trees on your grounds. We also carry out all our tree pruning to the British Standard Tree Work Recommendations, ensuring high quality and safety.

A tree's branches being reduced in a residential garden

Tree Pruning for Safe and Healthy Trees

Effective tree pruning provides a number of benefits to trees, mainly to keep them healthy and safe. There are many reasons why you would want to trim a tree, and this could be to prevent disease and decay, to reduce overhanging branches or to remove any damaged or dangerous parts of the tree.

It can also be to allow natural light through to the ground and to reduce heavy loads on branches susceptible to failure. Trees can be formatively pruned from a young age to help encourage their best possible form later on in life.

We can offer advice on the best course of action to take when pruning a tree, including pollarding, crown reduction, crown thinning and crown lifting.


Tree Pruning and Shaping in Amersham and High Wycombe

If you have a tree that needs to be pruned or shaped in Buckinghamshire or Hertfordshire, look no further than Quill Hall Arboriculture. We offer our services in a range of areas across the two counties, including towns like Amersham, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Marlow; and villages such as Farnham Royal, Gerrards Cross and Cookham.

In addition to tree pruning and shaping, we offer a range of services for both homes and businesses. They include tree felling and removal, hedge cutting and shaping, tree surveys, stump grinding and site clearance.


Tree Pruning & Shaping FAQs

When can you cut trees back in the UK?

Generally, it’s recommended that you cut back and prune your trees in the autumn or winter, where they’re dormant and their leaves have fallen off. This allows the branches to regrow in the spring and summer, whilst also allowing you to easily identify any branches that require removal. However, this may depend on the type of tree, as birch or maple trees can bleed profusely when cut, so these are normally pruned between late spring and late summer.

Who’s responsible for overhanging branches?

The tree’s owner is responsible for overhanging branches, even if those branches are overhanging into another person’s property. Any overhanging branches, however, can be cut back to the boundary by whoever’s property the branches are overhanging. In terms of paying for tree pruning, the tree owner is still liable, even if it’s encroaching onto someone else’s property.

How much does a tree surgeon charge to prune a tree?

How much it costs to prune a tree depends on a number of different aspects, including how much of the tree needs to be pruned, how large it is, how easy it is to access and how many trees require pruning. There isn’t one single price, so get in touch with Quill Hall Arboriculture today for your bespoke tree pruning quote.