Tree Pruning in Wakefield, Pontefract and across Yorkshire

Saw Dog Contractors are a small, dedicated team of experts providing tree pruning in Wakefield, Pontefract & Across Yorkshire.


Tree Pruning Services We Offer:

Trees are a remarkable addition to any landscape, but sometimes their location can create challenges, such as blocking light, hindering access, or encroaching on property. At Saw Dog Contractors, we are committed to preserving the health and aesthetic appeal of your trees. With a team of skilled arborists and state-of-the-art equipment, we offer a full suite of tree pruning services, including crown lifting, crown reductions, and crown thinning, among others. Let us help you keep your trees beautiful, safe and in harmony with it's location. Saw Dog Contractors are the experts for tree pruning in Wakefield.

Crown Reduction:

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is an intricate pruning technique aimed at reducing the overall size of the tree's canopy. This is particularly useful when a tree has outgrown its available space or poses a risk to nearby structures. Through careful branch selection and removal, we maintain the tree's natural form while making it safer and more manageable.

Crown Lifting:

This technique involves removing the lower branches of a tree to elevate the canopy, providing needed clearance for pathways, buildings, or other obstructions. Crown lifting not only improves accessibility but also enhances the tree's aesthetic appeal by creating a balanced and symmetrical form. Additionally, there are legal requirements for tree clearances: a minimum of 2.5 meters over footpaths and 5.2 meters over roads.

Crown Thinning:

Crown thinning involves the selective removal of branches to allow more light and air to penetrate the canopy. This process also includes removing crossing branches and deadwood. The technique helps to lighten the load on heavy limbs, reduces wind resistance, and prevents dense foliage, ultimately enhancing the tree's health and structural integrity.

Dead Wooding:

Targeted removal of dead or dying branches not only eliminates potential safety hazards but also contributes to the overall health and appearance of the tree. While deadwood removal is beneficial, it's worth noting that some deadwood can serve as a habitat for various insects and animals, enriching the local ecosystem.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Are the Advantages of Tree Pruning?

Proper tree pruning offers numerous benefits, especially in urban settings. Effective pruning techniques can help coexist peacefully with your trees, preventing the need for their removal. Strategic pruning from a young age can help maintain your trees in confined spaces and mitigate conflicts with structures, roads, and walkways.

When is the Optimal Time for Tree Pruning?

Winter is usually the best season for tree pruning, as trees are in a dormant state, reducing the risk of disease infection and encouraging new growth in the spring. Large-scale pruning should be avoided in early spring to prevent energy loss from new buds and leaves.

Do I Need Authorisation for Tree Pruning?

If your tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order or located in a conservation area, you'll need approval from your local Council. Check their website to see if your tree has a TPO or calls within a conservation area.

Can I Trim a Tree Overhanging My Property?

Yes, as long as the tree isn't protected by a Tree Preservation or Conservation Order or in a conservation area. You can trim branches that extend over your boundary, but make sure to consult with your neighbor before doing so, as courtesy dictates offering the cuttings back to the tree owner.


A Few Words About Us

At Saw Dog Contractors, tree pruning is more than just a service; it's a specialty. Our team of expert Tree Surgeons is uniquely skilled and knowledgeable in the intricate art of tree pruning. Equipped with state-of-the-art tools and years of experience, we focus on precision and care in every project. While we offer a full suite of tree services, including tree removal, stump grinding, hedge cutting, vegetation clearance and grass cutting, our expertise in tree pruning sets us apart. Trust us to keep your trees not just healthy, but perfectly suited to their environment.

This is Why

You Should Choose Us

Quality Services

We're proud of our quality reputation and know this is because the final tidy is as important as the actual tree work. We'll leave you with a nice and tidy garden.

NPTC Certified Experts

Our Tree Surgeons are fully NPTC Qualified and all work is conducted the British Standards 3998.

Affordable Pricing

We have a small but capable team which allows us to keep our overheads down.

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