Tree Pruning

Pruning is a practice that is periodically required on all woody landscape plants.

Tree pruning and tree management takes many different forms depending on the particular situation and requirements of the landowner. Regular tree management maintains the health of the tree and provides a more distinct environment. Recommended works will depend on many factors including whether there are any nearby hazards, evidence of decay or disease, species etc.

On mature trees, pruning is required to remove dead and dying branches to maintain health and safety. This pruning type is referred to as deadwooding or cleaning.

While many trees will naturally form their adult shape as they grow, others need a little assistance to create a clear trunk and a well-spaced canopy of branches. It is wise to keep an eye on young trees and carry out formative pruning as required.

Pruning of deciduous trees (those that lose their leaves in winter) is often best carried out in winter, as it is easier to see the branch structure and promotes fast regrowth in spring, as most trees are dormant in winter.

Evergreen trees can be pruned all year round.

A tree's response to pruning depends on many factors, so a Summit Trees arboriculturalist will carry out a careful examination of the tree to assess the best course of action.

For more information on our services or for a free estimate, please call 01993 657352.

Tree Services in Oxfordshire

We're one of Oxfordshire's most trusted, experienced and professional tree care specialists, providing tree services for commercial and residential customers from our base in Long Hanborough. All our tree care and maintenance services are available at reasonable prices. If you would like a free no-obligation quote for any of our services, call us today.

Professional and Friendly Approach

We will arrange a free site visit and advise on any tree related matter. We always provide a written quotation and agree a written specification giving full and clear details of the work to be undertaken, before work begins.

All tree work is carried out by NPTC certified arborists and to the British Standard 3998:2010. We are fully insured and treat every job with the utmost care and attention ensuring work is carried out to the highest standards. Our passion for arboriculture and our careful and skilful tree work speaks for itself, but for complete peace of mind read our reviews.

Get a quote

For a quote, booking or just some advice, get in touch on

01993 657352 07791 771542


Email [email protected]

Make an enquiry

Why choose Summit Trees

  • Fully qualified and professional staff
  • Personal, reliable service
  • Expert knowledge and experience
  • All aspects of tree surgery
  • Domestic and commercial tree work
  • Contract work and one-off jobs
  • Fully insured and NPTC qualified
  • Registered waste carriers

We recycle all waste

Summit Trees have a strong environmental policy. We are committed to recycling as much timber and tree waste as possible. We recycle the vast majority of our green waste into woodchip. Over time woodchip composts into a valuable mulching material. Bulkier wood waste is recycled into firewood logs.