Pruning Chart
Code Action Description
C Corrective

To prune branches throughout the crown foliage of the tree (back to sound growth point or source where possible). Including; crossed branches, branches growing back towards central trunk, epicormic growth and previously poorly pruned branches etc, aiming to leave the tree aesthetically pleasing.

C/L Crown Lift

To prune and or remove lower branches (back to sound growth point or source where possible) to a desired height where possible.

D/L Drip Line Reduction

To prune the outer circumference of crown foliage area (back to sound growth point or source where possible).

D/W Dead Wood

To remove dead wood throughout the crown foliage area where possible.

F Formative Prune

To prune out poor branches and poor general tree form in younger trees to encourage defined shape and promote structural integrity through future growth.

F/L/M Fenceline Clearance Minor

To prune the lower 2/3 of trees crown foliage (back to sound growth point or source where possible) to prevent overhanging of boundary lines. Higher portions of the tree may continue to overhang boundary lines.

F/L/T Fenceline Clearance Thorough

To prune the full height of a trees crown foliage (back to sound growth point or source where possible) to prevent overhanging of boundary lines. Where possible, our aim is to ensure that no portions of the tree will continue to overhang boundary lines.

H Hedge To trim trees and shrubs to shape with correct hedging tools
H/R Height Reduction

To reduce the overall tree crown to a desired height, (pruning back to sound growth point or source where possible).

P/L Power Line Clearance

To prune tree foliage (pruning back to sound growth point or source where possible.) away from powerline services in accordance with Western Power specifications.

R/P Remedial Prune

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 caused by wind and trees which have established too many branches within the crown.

T Thin

To thin out crown foliage area to enhance aesthetics, lighting and reduce wind sail area of true crown where possible.

W/R Weight Reduction

To reduce overall length and weight of branches in heavy sided trees and to balance and reduce chance of branch failure where possible.