Exeter Huge Hawthorn Reduction

By 3rd September 2015 August 23rd, 2018 Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing, Exeter

This was a major hawthorn reduction in Exeter, Devon (next up is their Ash tree). A hawthorn tree is a hardy, fruit-bearing, flower growing tree that has been known to live for up to 400 years. The hawthorn flowers twice a year and from the flowers come the fruit. Each flower produces a seed, and from the seed, shiny red berries hang in clusters from the tree.

Proper pruning of hawthorn trees requires tools that Jurassic Tree Services only uses – high quality and sharp. To protect me from the 3-inch thorns that protrude from the tree trunk and branches, You’ll often see me in protective clothing, heavy work gloves, and protective eye gear. I use a pruning saw for the larger branches and loppers and clippers for the smaller branches. All my tools are sharp in order to make clean cuts. To begin hawthorn pruning, I cut any broken or dead branches close to the branch collar, which is at the base of each branch. I do not cut flush with the trunk of the tree as doing this will increase the chances of decay in the trunk of the tree. Removal of any cross branches or sprouts from the base of the tree and also the interior of the tree helps prevent diseases because it improves circulation throughout the tree. Whether you want me to trim your hawthorn as a shrub, or if you prefer a tree that needs to be cut to create a single trunk, I will work with you to deliver first-class tree surgery service.

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