Tree Pruning Glasgow

When it comes to tree services here at Glasgow Trees, we are ready to have both bases covered. Firstly, we are ready to do the heavy-duty work, the tree removal, the grinding, and the chipping. However, we are also able to give trees the respect they deserve as delicate and beautiful living things. That means that are pruning and maintenance work is also a high priority, and our customers love us for that. On this service page you will hear about our pruning and maintenance services, how to go about booking them, and what you will be in store for.


One of the main reasons why are customers go for pruning services is because of the aesthetic look of trees. We love it when a job comes to us like this, because it allows us to get our green fingers out and our creative hats on. In the past we have done everything from topiary animal models, to neat hedge trimming. In short, whatever you need us to do, we have the design capabilities and the practical know-how to be able to get it done every single time. We look forward to hearing from you soon and we hope that you get in touch sooner rather than later.

Practical Benefits

However, there are also many practical benefits to pruning in terms of maintenance that we want to list here. When pruning a tree, it is a good idea to make sure that is thinned out all the way through. One of the reasons for this is because there is added space for sunlight to get through, which increases photosynthesis capabilities. Also, pruning away the dead ends of trees is a good way to keep them fertile and strong. We like to make sure that are pruning is backed up by science and that it increases the health and the aesthetic of a tree at the same time.


Our team of professionals have been operating tree pruning and maintenance services for as long as we can remember. We will always keep the customer in the loop, and answer any questions that they might have for us. We always operate a full cleanup job after the work that we’ve done, leaving you with nothing but a beautifully pruned and maintain tree. This is why our customers love us – this attention to detail – and we understand that we need to continue it if we want to keep growing in the direction in front of us… a bit like a tree!


If you would like to hear from some of the customers that we have served in the past, then head over to the testimonial section on this website. There, you’ll find comments left by clients who have experienced our services, and you will be able to decide for yourself whether or not you share their views. There will be more to be added soon on a rolling basis so make sure to keep checking back if you do not find something that is relevant to you.

What is the difference between tree trimming and pruning?

Pruning brings out a tree’s natural shape. The removal of branches, twigs or leaves that are diseased, dead, crossing or rubbing against each other removes distractions from the beauty of its form. Tree trimmers may also remove lower limbs to improve access for people who want to walk underneath it while maintaining clearance at street level – they do not cut off large portions of the crown as this would reduce photosynthesis which can kill trees prematurely.

When should trees be pruned?

Trees should generally only need to be trimmed every two years but some species such as birch will require annual maintenance until their sapwood hardens up enough so that they  do not bleed sap when cut. Check with your local nursery for specific recommendations as to what trees are native in your area and their requirements.

Will trimming a tree kill it?

No, but cutting off large portions of the crown or long limbs can stress them which will eventually result in premature death. A trimmed tree will survive, but if the cuts are too deep or severe they can weaken the tree to the point where branches may break off in strong winds.”In general, trees that have been cut back by as much as one-third of their height don’t fare well.”

Is pruning good for trees

Pruning is essential to maintaining healthy habits”. The best time to prune most species is during late winter before new growth begins – this ensures that cuts heal quickly without leaving wounds open to infection by insects or disease like wet weather could provide (I know I’m repeating myself here). Pruning increases airflow so it also helps prevent fungus from growing on branches leaves that are diseased, dead,  or damaged. It also stimulates new growth- that’s because it removes a competitive tree branch from the area and frees up nutrients in the soil for use by other branches.

What is the difference between a tree branch and a tree limb?

A “branch” refers to any of the smaller parts without their own stem or crown, while “limbs” are larger portions with their own stems but no sap system (so they’re not alive).

What is the best time to prune a tree?

The best time to prune most species is during late winter before new growth begins – this ensures that cuts heal quickly without leaving wounds open to infection by insects or disease like wet weather could provide.”Pruning increases airflow so it also helps prevent fungus from growing on branches or leaves that are in contact with each other.

Trimming trees in the UK should only be attempted by those with experience, skill and knowledge of understanding how to trim trees safely so as not to harm or kill the tree. Also an awareness of environmental issues surrounding the correct way to trim trees for example knowing when not to trim, (i.e. Save-A-Tree) and how to prevent damage from adverse weather etc; This could be adding protection around branches which have been affected by a storm or other severe weather conditions.

Before any kind of tree trimming or pruning task operation can begin, it is important to consider what your main objectives are. In some situations where safety is not an issue then you may choose to take on the most extreme form of trimming but in other situations, it could serve no purpose at all. For example, pruning needs to be done with close attention paid towards safety whereas thinning out doesn’t require much cutting at all, as trees can simply be pulled away from each other without much force put behind it. The best advice that we can offer is that you consider what you need to do, also evaluate the safety hazards if any and then proceed with whatever kind of trimming is required.

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