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Lopping back the trees

I really like how shady our yard is, but I'm not so excited about cleaning up everything that drops off the trees. I can't pick the fruit from the very top of the trees, so it rots and falls to the ground, and then it attracts mice and birds unless I clean it up straight away. I'm getting the trees all lopped back so I can get a break from all the cleaning up all this fallen fruit. This blog is all about how to get your backyard fruit trees lopped so that you don't have to clean up as much fallen fruit.


Lopping back the trees

The Art of Tree Lopping

Kenneth Kim

No one understands the trees in your garden better than a professional tree lopper. Whether you'd like to give your trees some careful pruning or you need an entire tree urgently removed, a tree lopper will understand exactly what needs to be done and the methods needed to achieve the optimal result.

Tree lopping is a little-understood profession that is part art and part science. Every day, tree loppers can be found working away in Australian gardens and farms. The range of tasks they undertake is diverse, and some of the magic they work is not immediately apparent.

Professional tree lopping takes place in stages to ensure both immediate and long-term results.

Stage 1: Assessment

Tree lopping is a strategic art, and these professionals work with one eye focused firmly on the future goals of the property owner. Before any pruning or lopping takes place, your tree lopper will assess the trees in question, the property as a whole and even the requirements of the local council. To conduct an assessment of your property, a tree lopper might take account of:

  • The health of your existing trees and the way these trees might affect each other

  • Their proximity to buildings and structures such as sheds and play areas

  • The amount of light making its way into your home

  • Your individual goals for the look, feel and function of your property.

Sometimes a tree lopper is engaged by a property owner who knows that a treasured tree is in need of help, but isn't entirely sure what needs to be done. If a tree on your property is suffering from disease, your tree lopper will need to decide whether the tree can be saved or if it needs to be removed for the safety of your home and the surrounding trees.

Stage 2: Tree Lopping

Once your tree lopper understands the state of your property, they will get to work to achieve your goals. Lopping itself is far more than removing unsightly or diseased branches, and good tree loppers always aim to balance great aesthetics with the structural integrity of your trees and a healthy rate of growth.

Stage 3: Following Up

Finally, your tree lopper will leave your garden to work its magic and, when the time is right, will return to ensure your trees continue to grow with strong structures and good health.

Whatever the needs of your property, engaging a good tree lopper will ensure your home remains a treasured place for many years to come. To learn more, contact a company like Bumble Bee Tree Lopping Service.