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Tree Pruning Services

To prune out dead, diseased and damaged branches in trees (pruning back to sound growth point where possible). Excellent for trees that are prone to trunk/branch failure caused by wind and trees which have established too many branches within the crown.

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Crown reduction

Crown reduction is an overall minimisation of the crown by shortening branches from the top all the way down. Crown reduction is usually carried out when the tree has outgrown the space available for it to continue to grow. Because of the scale of this operation, crown reduction can be stressful and sometimes damaging to a tree. It should only be performed as a last resort, and only by a skilled arborist. Effective crown reduction is not tree topping or tree lopping. These practices harm trees and are not effective at making trees healthier or safer.
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Crown lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of branches lower down on the tree, which effectively “lifts” the under canopy of the tree away from the ground. This is often done by removing branches which may be impacting on paths, roads, or structures. Crown lifting lets more light pass beneath the tree and helps to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape. 

For most types of trees, the best practice is to avoid clearing more than one third of a tree’s height as the lower branches assist with the tree’s stability in strong winds. Most tree structures tend to have larger lower branches which require like any other tree parts require correct pruning techniques to minimize wounds which are entry points to pathogens and disease, i.e., fungal infections, disease or rot.

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Crown thinning

Crown thinning aims to keep the general shape of the tree, whilst reducing the weight/load of branches in the crown. Letting more light into the canopy and allowing air to circulate more freely. 

Light and air are beneficial to a tree, allowing the leaves to make more food (photosynthesis) reducing constant moisture, increasing the risk of rot and fungal infections setting in.

Skilful crown thinning, performed by a qualified arborist, gives the tree renewed growth and vigour, whilst managing the weight and structure of the tree. Unsympathetic crown thinning however can be damaging to a tree. Removing too much foliage, and too many branches from the centre may de-stabilise a tree and make it more prone to damage and/or collapse in high winds.

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Remedial pruning

To prune out dead, diseased and damaged branches in trees (pruning back to sound growth point or source where possible.) Excellent for trees that are prone to trunk/branch failure which can be caused by wind and trees which have established too many branches within the crown.
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Weight reduction

Weight reduction involves shortening over-extended, end-heavy lateral branches throughout the canopy. This is done for the same reasons as crown reduction, but is limited to just lateral branches and does not include reduction of the height of leading stems in the upper canopy. This is the primary pruning method to improve safety and reduce the risk of falling branches.

Why Choose A Professional Arborist To Prune Trees At Your Property

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Pruning a tree is more than just cutting branches off a tree. It’s about removing dead limbs or weak limbs, and helping younger trees mature with lush new growth. For larger trees, it’s about ensuring your thicker branches are safe from falling and your tree has good air circulation. Additionally, pruning can help increase the amount of sunlight that reaches the tree’s leaves, which is essential for photosynthesis.

Qualified arborists with the right pruning equipment

Trimming trees of large branches can be dangerous. From higher branches that could pose a safety risk to larger branches that are more difficult to control, it is best to leave this type of work to the professionals. Arborists also have access to specialised pruning equipment that can help them reach higher branches and make cuts safely.

Regular pruning and tree cleaning services

Keeping a tree healthy means you’ll need regular pruning and tree cleaning. This can be done as needed or on a set schedule. Regular pruning will help remove dead branches, diseased branches, and crossing branches. This helps improve air circulation and allows more sunlight to reach the tree’s leaves. Tree cleaning removes debris, such as leaves and twigs, that can build up around the base of the tree. This helps prevent pests and diseases from taking hold.

Who We Are — Leading Gold Coast Arborists

Urban Arb Solutions is a tree pruning and removal company that offers a wide range of tree services. We have a team of certified arborists who are experienced in all aspects of tree care. We’re dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service, and we’ll work with you to create a plan that meets your specific needs. We also provide:
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We can help you navigate the often-complex regulations surrounding trees on commercial and industrial properties.
We’re available 24/7 to handle any tree-related emergency.
We can assess the risk posed by your trees and develop a management plan to mitigate that risk.
In some cases, you may need a permit from your local council in order to prune or remove trees. Arborists can help you determine if you need a permit and can assist with the application process.

With longevity in the industry, we work as the situation demands using a combination of techniques that include manual and mechanized ones. Experienced with complicated removals, we ensure no damage is caused to the property or areas around. We ensure the site area is left cleaned upon completion of works.




Pruning trees is essential for their health. From tree trimming to removing dead branches or diseased branches, these routine tasks are required if you don’t want broken branches falling onto nearby structures or risk other parts of the tree. Getting your trees pruned through professional tree services won’t only ensure you can resolve potential problems but also help you preserve new growth for your trees. 

If you’re dealing with a large tree, professional tree pruning can also eliminate the risk of personal injury and other issues that may arise throughout the process. Apart from taking care of tree limbs, professional tree maintenance can allow you to thin the canopy to increase airflow and light penetration, which reduces the risk of disease and pests. In addition, pruning can help shape and maintain the tree’s form and structure.

It depends on the species of tree and its growth rate. Generally, young trees should be pruned more frequently than mature trees as their tree branches will grow faster. For most trees, moderate pruning every 3-5 years is sufficient.

It depends on the type of tree and the reason for pruning. For example, pruning to thin the canopy or remove diseased branches can be done at any time of year. But if you’re doing major pruning to promote new growth, it’s best to do it in late winter or early spring before the tree’s leaves start to bud.

It depends on the size of the tree and your level of experience. For small trees, pruning is relatively straightforward and can be done by almost anyone. But for large trees, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Not only is there a risk of injury when pruning large trees, but there’s also a risk of damaging the tree if you don’t know what you’re doing.

At Urban Arb Solutions, we have a team of experienced arborists who are qualified to carry out all types of tree pruning service. We can also provide advice on the best time of year to carry out pruning, and help you to understand the different types of pruning cuts that can be made.

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