Tree Pruning & Reducing

Hatherley Tree Services
Gardener Gloucester

Tree Pruning Gloucester

At Hatherley Tree Services, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy, beautiful trees. Our tree pruning and reduction services are designed to enhance the health, safety, and aesthetic appeal of your trees, ensuring they thrive in your landscape.

Why Prune and Reduce Trees?

Health and Growth

Regular pruning removes dead, diseased, or damaged branches, preventing the spread of decay and disease. This promotes healthy growth and improves the overall structure of the tree, allowing it to flourish.


Overgrown or weak branches can pose a significant hazard to your property and personal safety, especially during storms. Pruning and reducing help mitigate these risks by removing potentially dangerous limbs and reducing the overall weight and wind resistance of the tree.

Aesthetic Appeal

Proper pruning enhances the natural shape and beauty of your trees, contributing to a well-maintained and attractive landscape. It also allows more light to penetrate through the canopy, benefiting the undergrowth and surrounding plants.

Our Tree Pruning and Reduction Services

Crown Thinning

We selectively remove branches throughout the canopy to reduce density, allowing more light and air to pass through. This helps reduce the risk of disease and improves the tree's structural integrity.

Crown Raising

By removing lower branches, we raise the tree's canopy, providing more clearance and improving the view. This is particularly useful for trees overhanging paths, driveways, or public areas.

Crown Reduction

We carefully reduce the height and spread of the tree's canopy, maintaining its natural shape while controlling its size. This service is ideal for trees that have outgrown their space or pose a risk to structures.

Formative Pruning

This service is essential for young trees, guiding their growth into a strong and desirable structure. Early pruning helps prevent future problems and reduces the need for corrective measures as the tree matures.

Hatherley Tree Services
Hatherley Tree Services
Hatherley Tree Services

Why Choose Hatherley Tree Services?

Experienced Arborists

Our team of certified arborists brings over 23 years of experience to every job. We have the expertise to assess and address the unique needs of each tree, ensuring optimal health and appearance.

Tailored Solutions

We understand that every tree and landscape is unique. Our services are tailored to meet your specific requirements, providing the best possible care for your trees.

Safety and Quality

We prioritise safety in all our operations, using advanced equipment and techniques to ensure precision and minimize risks. Our commitment to quality ensures that your trees receive the best care.

Environmental Responsibility

We practice environmentally responsible tree care, promoting the health of your trees while considering the broader ecosystem. We recycle green waste whenever possible and provide advice on sustainable tree management.

Contact Us

If you need professional tree pruning and reduction services in Gloucester or the surrounding areas, contact Hatherley Tree Services today. Our friendly team is ready to provide a free, no-obligation quote and answer any questions you may have.

Free Quotations

We offer free, no-obligation quotes, contact us today.

35+ Years Experience

For your peace of mind we have full public liability insurance.

Fully Insured

For your peace of mind we have full public liability insurance.

All Waste Removed

On completion of all jobs any waste will be removed by our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tree Pruning FAQ

A. Tree pruning involves the selective removal of branches to improve the tree’s structure, health, and appearance. It’s important because it promotes healthy growth, prevents the spread of disease, reduces hazards, and enhances the aesthetic appeal of your landscape.

A. The frequency of pruning depends on the tree species, age, and growth rate. Generally, most trees benefit from pruning every 3-5 years, while younger trees may require more frequent formative pruning to establish a strong structure.

A. Crown thinning involves selectively removing branches to reduce the density of the tree’s canopy, allowing more light and air to pass through. Crown reduction, on the other hand, involves reducing the overall size of the canopy by shortening the branches while maintaining the tree’s natural shape.

A. While light pruning and the removal of deadwood can be done year-round, the best time for most pruning activities is during the dormant season (late winter to early spring). This minimizes stress on the tree and reduces the risk of disease and pest infestations.

A. Yes, crown reduction and raising can manage trees growing too close to structures by reducing their size and raising the canopy to provide clearance, thus preventing damage to buildings, power lines, and other structures.

A. Signs that a tree needs pruning include dead or diseased branches, branches that cross or rub against each other, excessive growth that blocks light and air, and limbs that pose a risk to structures or power lines.

A. Formative pruning is the process of shaping young trees to develop a strong and desirable structure. It helps prevent future structural issues and reduces the need for corrective pruning as the tree matures.

A. When done correctly by certified arborists, pruning will not harm your tree. In fact, it can greatly benefit the tree’s health and longevity. However, improper pruning can cause damage, so it’s important to use professional services like Hatherley Tree Services.

A. Depending on the location and type of tree, you may need permission from your local council, especially if the tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is in a conservation area. We can help you navigate the necessary regulations and obtain any required permits.

A. Our company was establised in 1987 so our team of expert gardeners and tree surgeons have over 35 years  of experience in the industry, ensuring that you receive high-quality, professional service every time.

A. To schedule a tree pruning service, contact Hatherley Tree Services on 01452 245606 (Gloucester) or 01242 639277 (Cheltenham) or complete the online form. Our team will provide a free, no-obligation quote and arrange a convenient time for an on-site assessment.