We Care about your Tree Maintenance

Pruning is an essential part of tree maintenance, and we take it very seriously that you choose the right team. Branch Management are experts, offering over 25 years of tree pruning and arborist services in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland & Cessnock.

Our professional and qualified team has years of climbing experience and a tonne of knowledge when it comes to an understanding of how trees grow and react to certain types of tree pruning.

Branch Management pride itself on our professional tree services and next-level communication from your first phone call to the last leaf raked up at the end of your job. Our arborist services whether it be tree removal, tree lopping, stump grinding, stump removal, hedging, or block clearing, our aim is to provide you with that customer service not often found in businesses today.

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Arborist Tree Services

Tree Maintenance

We recommend tree pruning on a regular annual basis by removing any diseased, damaged, and dead tree wood which prevents insects and decaying organisms from entering the tree. It is not uncommon for a fallen branch to fall, causing damage to property or injury to a loved one. These dead limbs are more dangerous than you think. Annual pruning also gives our Arborist a chance to inspect your tree from an aerial position. Correct pruning procedures create and maintain a strong tree structure.

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Safe Climbing Techniques

Our climber does not wear spikes when pruning your trees. This will ensure your trees are not damaged in the process of being pruned and maintain their health and longevity.

When to prune your trees?

Dead, damaged, and diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible. These dead, damaged, or diseased branches can fall at any time and are considered a hazard. Otherwise, the best time to prune is in late winter, or early spring, just before the tree begins to open its buds. While pruning can be done anytime, it is always good to avoid hot dry periods and extreme winter cold.

To start with, we recommend pruning on an annual basis, and then together, we can develop a tree maintenance programme for the health, safety, and longevity of your trees. An interesting read on why rainwater is better for our plants than tap water.

In addition to tree pruning, we offer other arborist tree services in Newcastle including a stump grinding service.

When Tree Removal is required

Sometimes when pruning trees, our qualified arborist when climbing sees what we don’t see from the ground and can recommend tree removal. This has happened in tree removal in Newcastle schools and sometimes on residential properties. We guarantee to advise you of any structural defects or problems with your trees so that you are aware and can make a decision on what you would prefer to do.

We will advise on any council requirements, if any, and how you can move forward with your tree maintenance as part of our arborist tree services.

Topping or Lopping Trees

Whilst quoting we get asked by many to reduce the height of gum trees or large established trees so that owners can maintain them. Due to council rules and regulations and Australian Standards, topping and tree lopping (as some call it) are not allowed. Topping trees create epicormic growth, which left to grow may fail in high winds. This epicormic growth is not a natural growth, there needs to be regularly maintained causing you, the owner more expense.

Stump Grinding & Stump Removal

We provide stump grinding and stump removal to our tree services throughout Newcastle and surrounding areas within the Hunter.  Both stump grinding and stump removal are a huge part of our customer satisfaction as it is the part that looks if left, unfinished. If we don’t have the right access or enough access to provide this service, we will advise you and offer, if possible, other solutions.

Benefits of annually pruning your trees

  • Keeps your trees safe and healthy and avoids talk of tree removal.
  • Trees add value to your property so invest in our tree services.
  • Provides shade and cools your property down in the hot weather.
  • Increases longevity within your trees.
  • Gives you peace of mind.
  • Gives our Arborist a chance to monitor and reduce any potential hazards.
  • Pruning with an EWP (Elevated Work Platform)

    The team at Branch Management all have different qualifications that complement each other to allow us to perform all types of tree pruning in Newcastle.

    Here our client wanted the dead fronds off this large phoenix palm without damaging the manicured hedge in the garden bed below and to retain the fern around the top of the trunk.

    With the use of an EWP (Elevated Work Platform), our guys were able to achieve this project in a short period of time.

    We have used EWP (Elevated Work Platform) for tree removal and large trees are the perimeter of shopping centres to shave back the sides for trucks to go past without damaging the trees and also the truck.

    Reducing the heights of hedges and directional pruning shaping of trees can also require the use of an EWP.

    We hire these pieces of equipment and you will be advised when we quote your job.

    Tree Removal may be required, click here to read more about our services.

  • Spikeless Tree Services

    When pruning trees, our qualified arborist does not wear spikes, unless climbing and pruning palms.  Spike poses a risk to trees and can damage and traumatize trees.

    The Threats Climbing Spikes Pose

    Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to climbing arborist’s boots or their legs with straps. Luckily, trees have methods of healing themselves, and you can notice a tree’s response to the damage by watching for sap oozing from wounds. Though isolated wounds can seal, large groupings of spike holes can overwhelm the tree and cause irreparable tree tissue death.

    When Are Climbing Spikes Appropriate?

    Climbing spikes may be pulled but don’t panic as there are a few instances where climbing spikes are appropriate:

    • When the tree is going to be removed.
    • When there are no branches lower than 15 metres and there is no access to an aerial lift or crane. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
    • In emergency situations, such as reaching an injured climber.

    Professional tree care companies such as Branch Management Total Tree Service are aware of the damage that climbing spikes can cause. They are also aware of the exceptions and how to use climbing spikes appropriately. Call Jess if your tree care requires serious work. Our experts are always ready to help.

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