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Tree Pruning

Here To Help With Your Pruning Needs

Alba Tree Services team of experienced, qualified Arborists can tackle all your pruning needs throughout Christchurch. From small fruit/orchard trees to large mature trees and everything in between. Not only do we prune trees to a high standard but we also clean up after ourselves superbly and recycle all the organic matter in to mulch.

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Our Approach For Tree Pruning

Alba Tree Services are focused on solutions; before coming up with an action plan to prune trees we take in to account factors such as: species, location, maturity and customer requirements. There are many ways in which trees can be pruned to meet the needs of the owners.

Crown Thinning

Need more light in your garden? Are branches drooping too low and interfering with daily life? Perhaps your trees could benefit from crown thinning or lifting.

Thinning the crown involves the removal of up to approximately 20% of the branches throughout the entire canopy, without changing the shape or proportions of the trees crown. This allows increased light levels to filter through the tree.

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning is most often completed at the establishment stage of tree development. The main objective of this type of pruning is to encourage the formation of good stem and branch structure, Well planned, formative pruning of a young tree can prolong its life expectancy. This type of pruning can reduce the need for major works when the tree is older.

Crown Pruning

Where trees have the room to mature and reach their full potential there is rarely a need for pruning and shaping, but in the urban environment maintaining trees at a reasonable size for their location can be essential.

Crown pruning may consist of light tip pruning and shaping to maintain the current size or improve the balance and aesthetics of your tree. It can also include heavier crown reduction works to restore a canopy that has out grown its location or reduce the weight from over extended limbs.

Deadwood & Crown Cleaning

Are the trees on your property looking untidy, cluttered or full of debris?

Crown cleaning a tree safely removes any defects, such as weak branches, hung up branches or broken limbs. We highly recommend that you have your trees “crown cleaned” if they are in an area of high usage below the canopy i.e: parks, schools, thoroughfares, play areas etc… crown cleaning can also allow a better inspection of the structural integrity of the tree.

See What Our Clients Have to Say

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value.
Excellent communication and planning. Always perfect completion of tasks.

Krystal McDonald

Alba took down six trees for us in a tight space. They did the job exactly as they said they would. Very impressed with the skills.

Josh Brown

Alba did a great job removing and stump grinding two large conifers without disturbing the abutting trees. Also trimmed three other trees. Professional job at a reasonable price.

Trish Henderson-Claypoole

For prompt, efficient, friendly and reasonably priced work you can't go past these guys. I had my trees removed/pruned last week and been putting off contacting someone after poor service from other tradespeople in recent times. These fears were unfounded in this case as Mik and his team surpassed all expectations by quite a margin. I would highly recommend Alba Tree Services for their expertise, efficiency and a good helping of old-fashioned courtesy.

Janis Russell

Thank you very much Mik and your team. Thank you for your professional, efficiency work. I am very happy about the job you have done at my place. Highly recommend.

Liu Jerry

Professionalism at it's best.
I had 2 trees removed two months ago.
My neighbour's are having gum trees removed today.
I would definitely recommend Alba Tree Services.

Megan Sutton

Thank-you Mik and your awesome team for doing a great job ,yet again at French Farm.

Paul Hill

Impressed with the professionalism and competence in removing two trees and shaping another. The work was done with no inconvenience and the place was left extremely tidy. Would highly recommend.

Nev Youngman

Very professional, good equipment . Very safety aware. Good value for money.

Angela Larsen

Our beloved 130 y/o protected Oak tree at Kate Sheppard House split out and came crashing down. After phoning around - Mik at Alba Tree Services was first to respond and on-site within 15 mins, the next day Mik and his team efficiently took down the remainder of the tree without causing any further damage to the surrounding trees/plants.
I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending Alba Tree Services to anyone who needs the very best advice backed up by effective practical ability.

Julia Burbery

Absolutely delighted with the friendly, professional attitude and service from Mik and Russell, and I will be recommending you to friends (and have already) .
Not only did you turn up on time but you adjusted your price to suit the job, were super polite and professional, and most of all you did a really great job aesthetically with (let's face it) a tree that is pretty difficult to make look good. Thanks heaps guys.


Have no hesitation in recommending Alba Tree Services unreservedly. This cheerful crew removed a very large tree in a day. Impressive felling, firewood cutting and wonderful clean-up of the debris. Very appreciative that this long-contemplated task was achieved so swiftly and safely, and that it proved stress-free for us.

Liz Wright

Our experience with Alba has been fantastic from start to finish. From Mik's prompt response to our original phone query, through an equally prompt furnishing of a detailed and competitive quote, to the thorough and professional job carried out by him and his team, we cannot recommend Alba highly enough.

Brian Cowan

Mik, Just A Quick Email to let you know that both Di & I really appreciate the great job you did on our trees, it is very refreshing to meet someone who really does measure up!

Frank - Christchurch

Two weeks ago I had Alba Tree Services prune our oak tree back from our house to allow more light in. I would highly recommend Alba Tree Services for their expert knowledge & prompt service. I found Michael a real pleasure to deal with, he was very thorough in explaining the job process with me, assuring me that pruning was the correct decision for my tree.

Claire Parsons - Christchurch

We're ultra happy with the great work that Alba Tree Services did on our property. A combination of excellent work ethic and friendly service! Thanks to Mik and the team for the exemplary service!

Malo S

Absolutely thrilled with the professional way in which our very large oak tree was felled. Mik was amazing. Cheapest quote of 6 quotes obtained. Being given the option of having some of our timber milled was a great option, not provided by any other arborists contacted. We would highly recommend Alba Tree Services. Prompt service and no damage. Result is spectacular.

Sue & Dave Vincent - Hornby

We Employed Mik After Some Recent Storm Damage On Our Property. He arrived promptly and quickly assessed the situation. Everything was cleared up and taken away without any hassle. We were really happy with the professional service and will definitely use Alba Tree Services again.

Denise - Redwood

Book Your Tree Services Today

Transform your landscape with our expert tree care services throughout Christchurch. Our team of Qualified arborists are dedicated to enhancing the health, safety, and beauty of your trees.

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Book Your Tree Services Today

Transform your landscape with our expert tree care services. Our team of Qualified arborists are dedicated to enhancing the health, safety, and beauty of your trees.

Contact Us