Looking for more light on your property? Who would have thought that tree trimming and tree pruning could be your answer! Each of these methods can be implemented by experienced arborists to give your property the glow you’ve always wanted. 

You may be seeking tree services for aesthetic purposes or structural reasons. When trees and hedges are not well-groomed, they can become an eyesore. Why not improve your property’s view and visual beauty with an Auckland arborist today!

This blog will outline the ins and outs of how tree care can improve your view. Whether your property is residential or commercial, these points will guide you to improved light and vistas. 

Specific Tree Pruning To Showcase Views

The canopy of the trees is likely contributing to your view being blocked. Selective pruning and trimming can open up your land to allow more sunlight and extended views. There are a couple of techniques typically used by arborists to achieve this. 

When vista pruning, there are two common methods to use to achieve the ideal views:

1. Crown Raising 

The first method, crown raising, requires an arborist to selectively prune trees and provide vertical clearance. This will increase the light and views visible from the side of the property.   

2. Crown Thinning

This method is similar to thinning thick hair at the barber. Essentially, the arborist will selectively prune to reduce the density of the tree branches. Sometimes, this process involves tree trimming of entire branches. 

This method is standard with very old trees – ones that are over 100 years old as their canopies are so large. This form of pruning assists with light, but it will also contribute to the health and strength of the tree. 

Benefits of Trimming & Pruning Over Cutting Trees

As tempting as it is to cut down the tree that blocks your view, there are many benefits to leaving a tree where it is. Trees assist in stabilising the land. Their roots keep sand and soil in place that helps decrease erosion. 

Trees, shrubs and groundcovers also help prevent the growth of invasive plant species that can cause havoc on your property. 

However, when the tree’s height increases, the growth is typically at the top of the tree. Nevertheless, the trunk may increase in width, and lower branches can become thicker and longer. Tree trimming and pruning the canopy can give you the best openings for more pleasant views and light exposure.  

How “Windowing” Your Tree Can Be The Best Solution

 While crown thinning and crown raising are viable options for increasing the views through your trees, “windowing” is becoming more popular. This process effectively removes specific branches within the tree interior while still maintaining structural integrity. 

This low-impact method prevents the tree from hectic regrowth, blocking the newly acquired vistas. 


Sometimes Tree Removal Is The Necessary Decision

Occasionally there will be too many tree trunks obscuring your desired views, and tree removal might need to be an option. Furthermore, you might need to remove more than one.

The most important decision is figuring out which trees will give you the best view without ruining the natural aesthetic. Additionally, removing too many trees or even a single large tree may create an opening that will promote the growth of many seedlings and younger trees. 

Root systems may also be damaged by increased soil temperature exposed to full sun unless mulching or other management techniques are used. 

A1 Sure Services 

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. 

We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here!