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Fruit tree pruning services

Bennett’s tree care offers a complete line of fruit tree pruning services for homeowners in the Berkshire area.  From fruit tree pruning and clean-up to fruit tree removal and emergency care, our arborists are professionally trained to properly maintain your fruit trees in accordance with bs3998 standards of tree care and safety standards.

Before performing any work on your property, we perform a thorough visual inspection of your fruit tree that requires pruning to identify any problem areas that may pose safety hazards to your home or family. During inspection, we look for early signs of decay or disease and evaluate the tree’s overall health and structure, for trees in decline or suffering from disease, we may recommend specialty pruning for that species of fruit tree, cabling or other treatments to help preserve the structure of the tree.

Maintaining your trees is an ongoing process and regular preventive care will help to ensure early detection of decay, disease and/or decline.


 Depending on the type and number of trees on your property, it is a good idea to develop a tree maintenance schedule for inspection and maintenance pruning creating a healthy tree will produce healthy fruit. Proper fruit tree pruning, and maintenance practices not only promote healthy tree structure in young, growing trees, they also allow mature trees to withstand the elements and safely co-exist near your home and other structures.


In the event a fruit tree cannot be saved or simply poses a hazard to people Bennett’s tree care provides a tree removal services. In special circumstances where a tree is near your home, we will carefully dismantle the tree minimizing the risk of damage to structures and landscape. A standard tree removal includes all removal of waste as well as grinding the stump 6 to 18 inches below ground level if required. If a new tree is to be planted in the area, we can completely remove the stump and roots to ensure the soil is free of organic material from the old tree.

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growth rate, and growing conditions. Pruning young trees helps to establish a beneficial limb structure enabling your tree to grow in a way that prolongs its lifespan and helps to keep your tree healthy.

Pruning more established trees helps to allow for more light and air to pass through the crown, this can help mitigate any potential storm damage and benefits both the health of the tree and any vegetation growing underneath the shade of the canopy.

Best pruning practices is to carry out, fruit pruning from oct -march when trees are in dormant

What is the purpose of fruit tree pruning ?

 to achieve a smaller managed tree or smaller crown spread can enhance the tree Their objectives and methods vary according to growing conditions and the tree owner’s expectations. They include:

  1. Reducing tree failure: removing a small part of a tree’s crown places less mechanical stress on the tree and improves its structural integrity.

  2. Improve the tree’s health: crown reduction improves tree health by eliminating dry, rotted, and diseased branches that may spread tree-killing diseases such as oak wilt and Dutch elm diseases.

  3. Improve the tree’s aesthetics: crown reduction improves the overall tree appearance because deformed and overextended branches are removed or shortened to maintain a more appealing tree structure.

  4. Improves clearance: crown reduction has a two-fold effect of keeping the upper tree branches away from overhead street lighting and utility lines and provides under clearance through shortened lower branches.

  5. Improved views: crown reduction through pruning, raising, thinning, topping, or pollarding of live branches improves views of the neighborhood and surrounding scenery.

  6. Shade reduction: an effect of performing crown reduction is that more sunlight is released to the undergrowth (shrubs and grasses beneath the tree canopy) when part of the thick crown canopy is removed.

  7. Increased reproduction: fruit and flower-bearing activities of certain trees increase significantly after performing crown reduction.

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why choose the correct tree surgeon in wokingham and reading

there are many reasons why trees, especially mature trees, raise the property value of your home. Trees provide majestic beauty and undeniable curb appeal, along with much-needed shade. They enable us to stay out of the sun as we relax outdoors, and they also provide both shelter and food for many varieties of animals and insects.

Trees that aren’t well maintained, can become not only an eyesore, but also an actual liability. If you don’t maintain your trees there is a risk of injury and property damage due to fallen limbs, tree diseases and other hazards. That’s why pruning your trees—trimming away dead or overgrown branches—is essential to maintaining the trees’ longevity, beauty and value.

Pruning trees isn’t only for purposes of increased safety, health or value, either. While pruning branches helps to prevent the overgrowth of tree limbs, it also improves the overall health of the tree by encouraging new growth—but only when done properly.

Should you prune on an annual or semi-annual basis, or simply as needed? You Should you prune in specific seasons depending on the species of tree perhaps winter, before new growth occurs, or after late-summer, when high winds and heavy rains may have damaged the integrity of the branches?

When Is the Best Time to Prune Trees?

In the woodlands, trees have no need for pruning, and certainly not on any schedule. Wild animals, wind, and precipitation, as well as the ongoing growth of surrounding trees and other vegetation, provide all the natural pruning necessary on a year-round basis.

Around our homes, on the other hand, pruning trees is an important part of responsible ownership. Knowing to prune is the first step toward taking good care of your valuable trees. dormant part of its growth cycle. Pruning trees when they’re dormant helps the cut wounds heal faster, reducing the risk of disease and insect infestation.

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