Tree Pruning In North London

Tree pruning involves selectively removing branches and foliage, including overgrown, dead, diseased or damaged limbs.

Pruning forms a vital part of tree maintenance that plays a significant role in maintaining the health and beauty of your trees.

When pruning trees, our qualified arborists can employ a combination of industry-approved pruning techniques to achieve your desired results.

Each pruning technique serves a specific purpose and is used based on the tree’s species, age, health, structure and desired outcome.

We provide insured tree pruning in North London and all nearby towns and villages, including Hampstead, Highgate, Crouch End and Enfield.

We’re dedicated to delivering the best pruning service possible, so prune all trees using BS3998:2010 British Standard Guidelines for Tree Work.

Furthermore, North London Tree Surgeons are Alcumus SafeContractors and CHAS-approved with QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditations.

Contact us today for a free tree pruning consultation, site visit or quotation with no obligation.

The Benefits Of Pruning Trees In North London

Pruning trees has three main benefits, and we will discuss these benefits in greater detail below.


Proper pruning will promote the overall health of your trees. Removing dead and diseased limbs can prevent infestations and the spread of disease, which can harm the entire tree. Pruning also improves sunlight penetration and air circulation, which are essential for the tree’s photosynthesis and overall growth.


Regular or preventative pruning enhances the safety of your property and those around it. Overgrown branches can pose a risk of falling, especially during storms or strong winds. Removing these hazardous branches reduces the potential for injuries or property damage caused by falling branches.


Professional pruning will help maintain the desired shape and size of your trees. Regular pruning ensures that trees grow in a controlled manner, preventing them from becoming too large or unruly. Managing size is particularly important if your trees are near buildings, power lines, or other structures where space constraints are a concern.

Common Tree Pruning Techniques

The type of pruning technique your tree will require depends on your project goals and the tree’s species, health and condition.

Here are some of the standard pruning techniques used by our tree surgeons in North London:

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning involves the selective pruning of branches within the tree’s crown to reduce density. It helps improve air circulation, increase sunlight penetration, and reduce the risk of wind damage.

Crown Raising (also known as Crown Lifting)

Crown raising removes a tree’s lower branches to lift the height of the crown and increase clearance below. We use crown raising to create space for pedestrians/vehicles or to allow more light to reach the ground.

Crown Reduction

Crown reductions reduce the overall size of a tree’s canopy while maintaining its natural shape. We remove specific branches to alleviate weight and stress, improve structural integrity, and prevent potential hazards.

Vista Pruning

Vista pruning involves strategically removing branches to create a window or frame that frames a specific view or enhances the visual appeal of a landscape.


Deadwooding is the process of removing dying or dead branches from a tree. This technique helps improve the tree’s appearance, reduce the risk of falling limbs, and prevent the spread of diseases.

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning is a pruning technique reserved for trees in their infancy. We prune specific branches to encourage a natural, balanced, healthy shape and prevent future problems.


Pollarding is a more severe pruning technique involving removing all branches, leaving only a few main limbs and the trunk. We pollard only certain tree species to manage their size or promote a specific growth habit.

For further information about pollarding visit our dedicated tree pollarding page.

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Our Tree Pruning Services In North London

At North London Tree Surgeons, our highly trained arborists have the skill and experience to provide a comprehensive range of tree pruning services.

Operating across North London, we deliver exceptional tree pruning to commercial and domestic clients, from private homeowners to property management companies and local authorities.

We complete all pruning projects to the highest standards, and our customer service is second to none. Visit our Google business profile for feedback and reviews from genuine customers.

Contact us today to discuss a tree pruning project or arrange a free site visit and no-obligation quotation.

Why Choose North London Tree Surgeons

£10 Million Public & Employer Liability Insurance

Modern, Reliable Specialist Tree Surgeon Equipment

Friendly, Experienced & Knowledgeable Staff

LANTRA or NPTC Certified Arborists & Tree Surgeons

Alcumus SafeContractor & CHAS Members

QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited