Tree Pruning in Dublin and Wicklow, Ireland

We offer tree pruning and tree trimming services in Dublin and Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Call 085 177 5500 or contact us for a free quote.

In arboriculture to ‘prune’ trees means to remove diseased, unproductive or unwanted portions from them. Nine times out of ten, the goal of your typical Dublin homeowner is to increase light into their home or garden. Reduction of a trees height and spread can help resolve issues of poor light.

Tree surgeons make use of pruning techniques to reduce the size of trees. Preserving the shape and form of a tree is a primary objective of our work. Similarly some trees can grow unruly, sporting long stems or branches which look out of place and a good haircut can often restore their visual appearance.

Pruning Cuts

A correctly made pruning cut should heal over time. Gradually, with each passing year, the open wound will seal over until the exposed heartwood is no longer visible. All that remains of a compartmentalised wound is a slight protuberance or bulge or in the cases of softer woods, a dimple.

Improperly pruned trees may be unable to compartmentalise the wounds. For instance, if the wound is too close to the stem or too far up the branch, compartmentalisation may not take place or may take considerably longer than normal to seal the wound.

Wounds which remain open can allow wood decay insects or their larvae, fungal spores and other biotic pathogens to enter the tree, risking colonisation of larger areas of heartwood and cellular decay of important structural tissue.

Crown Reduction

With a crown reduction for example, my goal is to reduce the size of the tree in a balanced fashion while striving to preserve it’s basic form. In ideal circumstances the end result shouldn’t impact too greatly on the overall aesthetic of the tree’s original form.

Of course ideal circumstances don’t necessarily reflect how a tree may have grown in reality. Thus achieving a symmetrical result is not always practical. It’s easy to appreciate this when you consider all the different variations of tree shape and size. We still make an effort to achieve as balanced and symmetrical a result as possible.

Additional Notes On Properly Pruning Trees In Ireland

In arboriculture, pruning is the practice of removing diseased, non-productive or otherwise unwanted portions from a tree. If performed incorrectly or poorly the regenerative portion of the branch may be unable to properly compartmentalize the wound. In turn the wound remains open, acting as a port of entry for decay bacteria, spores or wood eating insects to enter. Fungal colonization, decay of vital heartwood tissue and over time, structural destabilization are likely and undesirable events to follow.

Improper Pruning

Pruning trees incorrectly or during the wrong stage of their growth cycle may stress a tree into a state of vigorous reactive regrowth, tree decline and in the worst cases, tree death. At times it can be OK to prune some hardier tree species more aggressively throughout the year. Other trees will require attention during the dormant season and other trees again will require pruning at different times of the year.

In Ireland, dormancy occurs in the winter months generally between late November to early spring. Contact a reputable Dublin tree surgeon for advice on how and when to prune your tree properly. Contact us or call on 0851775500 to find out more.

The correct time of year to prune trees in Ireland varies with differing species of tree. It’s best to consult with a reputable Dublin based tree service provider such as Crown Tree Services to avail of advice in relation to pruning.

Call now and be confident that our tree pruning is completed using only correct tree cutting techniques. With rare exceptions tree pruning should always help facilitate rapid compartmentalization of wounds, which in turn lessens risk of wood decay pathogens entering the tree. Extensively decayed tissue can compromise tree health and stability.

Tree Pruning in Dublin and Co. Wicklow

We are professional tree surgeons that provide tree pruning and tree trimming services to the wider Dublin area and north Co. Wicklow. Our main areas of service are Dublin 14, Dublin 16, Dublin 18, Balinteer, Bray, Blackrock, Booterstown, Cabinteely, Carrickmines, Cornelscourt, Dalkey, Deansgrange, Delgany, Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Enniskerry, Foxrock, Goatstown, Glasthule, Glenageary, Greystones, Killiney, Kilternan, Kilmacud, Monkstown, Sandyford, Shankill, Stepaside and Stillorgan. If you are outside the Dublin area and need a tree surgeon, we will do our best to provide a timely site visit and quote.

Sam came to the rescue when a much loved tree blew over in a storm. His passion for trees was immediately evident an... read more.
Maggie, Mount Merrion, Dublin.
We needed our garden tidied up but we didn’t really know what we wanted! Sam was very helpful in helping us to decid... read more.
A. Kennedy, Deansgrange
Sam and Eoin did a fantastic job for me. There were 30 large Hinoki cypress trees obscuring light, all cut down to g... read more.
P.M., Churchtown, Dublin 14
Sam has been taking care of our trees for a number of years. From the beginning Sam and his team have been professio... read more.
Michael Walsh, Hard Metal Machine Tools Ltd. Bray, Co. Wicklow
Crown Tree Services I can state that they provide a very good and professional service. I would highly recommend them. read more.
Eugene Dolan, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
I have used Crown Tree Services for several years now. Throughout the time I have been using him, Sam has always dis... read more.
Owen, Killiney, Dublin 18
Sam recently cut down two very large Leyland cypress trees in my garden. His work was very professional and thorough... read more.
Alice, Knocklyon, Dublin 16
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Fergal, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
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Will, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
I have been a client of Sam Brady of Crown Tree Services for some seven years. During this period Sam and his team h... read more.
R.T., Killiney, Dublin 18
I got quotes from a few tree surgeons, but Sam's was the most competitive and clear, he made sure he knew exactly wh... read more.
Testimonial of Asta, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
The service provided to me by Crown Tree Services was delivered professionally and efficiently and was good value fo... read more.
Testimonial of Andrew C, Dublin 6
We called in Crown Tree Services as it was important for us to have a professional tree surgeon inspect our trees. W... read more.
Testimonial of Susan and David, Shankill
We got 3 quotes for the garden at our new home and Crown Tree Services was the most reasonable. They removed one tre... read more.
R.B. Dún Laoghaire, Dublin 18
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P.B. Killiney, Dublin 18
Crown Tree Services provided an efficient, friendly service at short notice. I was about to build a log cabin in my ... read more.
Jon, Shankill, Dublin 18
Crown Tree Services felled a number of small and medium sized trees in our garden in November 2008. Their work was c... read more.
J.R. Shankill, Dublin 18
Great work from Crown Tree Services. They cleared our garden which had over 10 years of overgrowth. Trees felled and... read more.
Penny, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Crown Tree Services come highly recommended by me. They came to my home promptly, furnished a very reasonable quote.... read more.
Sonya, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
Expert, efficient, easy to deal with and cost effective service. Sam provided prompt and reasonable quote for job, a... read more.
A.T, Co. Dublin
Efficient and professional tree removal in Dublin. We had one tall pine that had to be removed urgently after a st... read more.
Liam, Shankill, Dublin 18
Highly professional service from quote stage right through to tidy up! Excellent job we are so pleased with it. Can... read more.
Laura, Dublin 18
Excellent service. We thought we would have to fell a tree because of storm damage, but Sam managed to save it with... read more.
Anna, Dublin 18
Crown Tree Services is very reliable and easy to deal with. They were sensitive to the needs of both tree and custom... read more.
R.H - Shankill Dublin 18
Sam Brady of Crown Tree Services, recently carried out some work for me. A winter flowering cherry (prunus autumnali... read more.
Elizabeth Coyle, Sandymount, Dublin 4
An excellent service.... Sam removed a tree and trimmed another in my back garden - from first contacting him to co... read more.
TP - Bray, Co. Wicklow
Crown tree services recently did an excellent cutting back of 20 year old silver birch trees  in my front garde... read more.
Jim - Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Crown Tree Services did a fantastic job on several very overgrown trees in my garden. Sam is a brilliant and consci... read more.
C.G. Killiney
Firstly I want to thank you for your incredibly quick response… secondly for the amazingly detailed response! Espec... read more.
F O'B Dundrum, Dublin 14
Thanks Sam for doing such a great job on "Simons' Tree". Once more you delivered way more than 100%. The trees in sm... read more.
SR, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin 18
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RM, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
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J&D, Glenageary, D18
Sam cut down an Elder tree in my back garden in Monkstown, Co Dublin in November 2020. The tree was tall and had lar... read more.
D.K. Monkstown, Co. Dublin
5 stars.    I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Crown Tree Services.  A heavy b... read more.
N.R. Bray, Co. Wicklow
Crown Tree Services provided good advice and timely neat work for our silver birch. Would definitely recommend and will use again in the future. read more.
S.D. Shankill, Co. Dublin
Sam is an excellent tree surgeon and a pleasure to deal with. The job involved cutting down one tree and pruning a n... read more.
K.H. Stradbrook, Blackrock, Dublin 18
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G.M. Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire