Fruit Tree Pruning

At Richardson Tree Surgery, we offer an experienced and effective Fruit Tree Pruning service that allows us to care for differing fruit trees at different times of the year. Fruit tree pruning is the cutting and removing of selected parts of a fruit tree.

Fruit Tree Pruning spans a number of horticultural techniques; pruning often means cutting branches back, sometimes removing smaller limbs entirely. It may also mean the removal of young shoots, buds, and leaves. There are specific times of the year when fruit trees should be pruned.

Aside from providing delicious fruit, Fruit Trees often have a significant sentimental or important position/meaning in a garden, estate, or park. A lot of care is taken to ensure the long-term health of your tree is taken first and foremost, to ensure it continues to play a role in your outdoor space for years to come.

A rough schedule for various tree types is as follows:

  • Winter: Apple, Pear, Quince, Fig
  • Summer: stone fruit such as Plum, Apricot, Cherry. This encourages the tree to produce a higher fruit crop and stops the tree from getting too big
  • Late Spring: Olive trees

We’ll leave the area tidy and remove all chippings, twigs, and fallen leaves, though can leave wood behind if required/requested! We have access to all necessary specialist equipment, and have the licences, experience, and insurance required to operate these in a safe, swift, and considerate manner. This includes items such as safety gear, climbing equipment, chainsaws, cherry pickers, and more.

For regular trees, you may be interested in our regular Tree Pruning service, where your tree is maintained, cared for, and shaped into a healthy position.

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