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If your garden has any trees in it, it is a good idea to be aware of the need to prune a tree or a bush and how often they need pruning. Pruning trees can be purely for aesthetic value as well as for the health of the tree by ridding the tree of defective diseased branches or to help it grow. Pruning trees can be useful to keep the tree a suitable size for your garden or keep a safe clearance from a structure of your property like a safe distance from damaging any roof tiles.

How much will it cost to prune a tree?

The cost of pruning a tree is determined on many factors including the size of the tree and delicacy of the tree as well as the reason for how the tree is needing to be pruned. If the tree is diseased and you need to prune and cut away branches before it spreads to the rest of the tree, this may require a more skilled tree surgeon who will need to remove the diseased branches and burn them to avoid the disease spreading to other trees.

As you can imagine pruning a rose bush or a dwarf apple tree versus pruning an English oak tree is far easier with less specialised equipment and safety precautions needed. Another factor taken into consideration, is the access to the tree, and whether trimming the tree has any potential for damage caused to any building structures in close proximity of the tree as well as what sort of waste clear-up is needed after pruning. Pruning a rose bush will be as simple as raking up the excess cut-off branches and discarding the garden waste in a brown bin supplied by the council but for the oak tree, branches would have to be loaded on a truck to be removed, or fed through a woodchipper, which can be hired from various D.I.Y. stores including, B&Q.

How much does pruning a tree cost

Unit

Average cost

Pruning a large tree, e.g.; an oak tree

Per day

£1000

Trimming and pruning a small bush or tree

Per day

£120

Crown lifting a large tree

Per day

£1200

Crown lifting a small tree

Per day

£500

Dead wooding a small tree

Per day

£120

General pruning of small trees and shrubs

Per day

£150

How to prune a tree without killing it?

Pruning a tree will help the overall appearance and keep it strong and healthy. Pruning a tree should start when the tree is young and first planted. When you plant a tree that you have just bought from the garden centre, from the transplanting stage some of its roots have been severed which means the tree is no longer in proportion re: roots to crown, so ¼ off the top of the tree needs to be cut off. From existing trees always prune away dead or dying branches. Pruning a tree correctly means choosing which branches to leave and which to remove. Branches that are rubbing against others must be removed, as well as suckers and water sprouts (branches that are growing upright) or any branches starting too close to the ground near the base of the stem. When pruning, keep the wound cut as small as possible so slice at an angle and cut slightly away from main stem to not damage any bark from the main stem. Research for the best time of year to prune your tree as they all vary, e.g.; Apple trees best to prune every winter but Cherry trees best to prune in summer. 

How to prune a Topiary tree to keep it small?

A common tree pruned in the UK to stay small and attractively shaped, are Topiary trees. These trees have a main stem with various shaped foliage. They often need pruning in summer when the leaves are hard and leathery. The easiest way to trim or prune your Topiary tree is to follow the existing shape, cutting off young sappy growth, using scissors or sharp secateurs. Always be on the safe side and do a few layers of light trimming than one heavy drastic prune.

How to prune roses and apple trees?

Rose bushes should be pruned early Spring before the tree starts to bloom. The trick to pruning, is to prune from the base making your way up. Remove any dead or broken twigs and remove any gangly thin twigs. Cut away the upright branches. Shape the rose bush by pruning off new growth. Before you begin pruning, it is best to research which species rose bush you have, as some roses bloom once on new wood, whereas another variety may bloom once on old wood, of course there are the repeat bloomers.

Apple trees need to be pruned every winter to ensure year on year healthy fruit production. Pruning an apple tree is like pruning other trees, first remove any branches that are dead or damaged. Remove any branches growing from the base of the tree and thin branches growing upright as these just take energy from the tree and will not produce fruit. Cut off any low hanging branches. When pruning, get a good shape on your apple tree, where top branches are shorter than the lower branches.

Get the best tree pruning quotes for your garden

HaMuch can help you with sourcing the best quotes when looking for a local gardener, tree surgeon or even landscaper to help with your pruning needs as well as any garden maintenance jobs you are struggling with. Just post your job, it is quick and easy, and see who is available at the best price for you.


Estimates for common gardener jobs;

Job Estimate
Cost to weed a garden £45
Cost to turf a lawn £320
Cost to prune a tree £60
Cost to plant shrubs £25
Cost to mow the lawn £25

Rates for other trades

Prune a tree cost in the UK
Prune a tree cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKPrune a tree cost
Prune a tree near Aberdeen£110
Prune a tree near Amber Valley£94
Prune a tree near Angus£90
Prune a tree near Arun£130
Prune a tree near Ashfield£90
Prune a tree near Aylesbury Vale£110
Prune a tree near Barnsley£146
Prune a tree near Basildon£122
Prune a tree near Basingstoke & Deane£122
Prune a tree near Bassetlaw£114
Prune a tree near Bath & North East Somerset£126
Prune a tree near Bedford£106
Prune a tree near Belfast£102
Prune a tree near Birmingham£242
Prune a tree near Blackburn£130
Prune a tree near Blackpool£110
Prune a tree near Bolton£122
Prune a tree near Bournemouth£138
Prune a tree near Bracknell Forest£130
Prune a tree near Bradford£134
Prune a tree near Braintree£122
Prune a tree near Breckland£90
Prune a tree near Bridgend£114
Prune a tree near Brighton£126
Prune a tree near Bristol£122
Prune a tree near Broadland£86
Prune a tree near Broxtowe£94
Prune a tree near Bury£126
Prune a tree near Caerphilly£114
Prune a tree near Calderdale£106
Prune a tree near Cambridge£106
Prune a tree near Canterbury£114
Prune a tree near Cardiff£118
Prune a tree near Carmarthenshire£70
Prune a tree near Charnwood£90
Prune a tree near Chelmsford£122
Prune a tree near Cheltenham£138
Prune a tree near Cherwell£130
Prune a tree near Chester£134
Prune a tree near Colchester£114
Prune a tree near Coventry£86
Prune a tree near Crewe & Nantwich£126
Prune a tree near Dacorum£146
Prune a tree near Derby£102
Prune a tree near Doncaster£106
Prune a tree near Dover£114
Prune a tree near Dudley£238
Prune a tree near Dundee£90
Prune a tree near East Ayrshire£78
Prune a tree near East Devon£102
Prune a tree near East Dunbartonshire£118
Prune a tree near East Hampshire£114
Prune a tree near East Hertfordshire£134
Prune a tree near East Lindsey£74
Prune a tree near East Riding£86
Prune a tree near Eastleigh£130
Prune a tree near Edinburgh£114
Prune a tree near Elmbridge£146
Prune a tree near Epping Forest£154
Prune a tree near Erewash£98
Prune a tree near Exeter£114
Prune a tree near Falkirk£102
Prune a tree near Fife£130
Prune a tree near Flintshire£118
Prune a tree near Gateshead£150
Prune a tree near Gedling£94
Prune a tree near Glasgow£122
Prune a tree near Gloucester£142
Prune a tree near Guildford£130
Prune a tree near Halton£126
Prune a tree near Harrogate£90
Prune a tree near Havant & Waterloo£122
Prune a tree near Highland£122
Prune a tree near Horsham£126
Prune a tree near Huntingdonshire£106
Prune a tree near Ipswich£90
Prune a tree near Isle of Wight£122
Prune a tree near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£90
Prune a tree near Kingston-upon-Hull£86
Prune a tree near Kirklees£102
Prune a tree near Knowsley£122
Prune a tree near Lancaster£98
Prune a tree near Leeds£134
Prune a tree near Leicester£86
Prune a tree near Lisburn£102
Prune a tree near Liverpool£126
Prune a tree near London£154
Prune a tree near Luton£138
Prune a tree near Macclesfield£126
Prune a tree near Maidstone£126
Prune a tree near Manchester£118
Prune a tree near Mid Bedfordshire£118
Prune a tree near Mid Sussex£130
Prune a tree near Middlesbrough£70
Prune a tree near Milton Keynes£110
Prune a tree near Neath Port Talbot£102
Prune a tree near New Forest£126
Prune a tree near Newbury£122
Prune a tree near Newcastle-under-Lyme£126
Prune a tree near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£150
Prune a tree near Newport£114
Prune a tree near North Ayrshire£106
Prune a tree near North East Lincolnshire£70
Prune a tree near North Hertfordshire£130
Prune a tree near North Lanarkshire£110
Prune a tree near North Lincolnshire£82
Prune a tree near North Somerset£118
Prune a tree near North Tyneside£150
Prune a tree near North Wiltshire£158
Prune a tree near Northampton£98
Prune a tree near Norwich£94
Prune a tree near Nottingham£90
Prune a tree near Nuneaton & Bedworth£86
Prune a tree near Oldham£114
Prune a tree near Oxford£134
Prune a tree near Perth & Kinross£90
Prune a tree near Peterborough£122
Prune a tree near Plymouth£74
Prune a tree near Poole£134
Prune a tree near Portsmouth£122
Prune a tree near Powys£90
Prune a tree near Preston£126
Prune a tree near Reading£126
Prune a tree near Redcar & Cleveland£66
Prune a tree near Reigate & Banstead£146
Prune a tree near Renfrewshire£126
Prune a tree near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£114
Prune a tree near Rochdale£110
Prune a tree near Rochester-upon-Medway£58
Prune a tree near Rotherham£106
Prune a tree near Salford£118
Prune a tree near Salisbury£134
Prune a tree near Sandwell£230
Prune a tree near Scarborough£210
Prune a tree near Scottish Borders£310
Prune a tree near Sefton£106
Prune a tree near Sevenoaks£130
Prune a tree near Sheffield£106
Prune a tree near Slough£142
Prune a tree near Solihull£242
Prune a tree near South Ayrshire£78
Prune a tree near South Bedfordshire£106
Prune a tree near South Cambridgeshire£106
Prune a tree near South Gloucestershire£118
Prune a tree near South Kesteven£118
Prune a tree near South Lanarkshire£102
Prune a tree near South Oxfordshire£142
Prune a tree near South Somerset£106
Prune a tree near South Tyneside£146
Prune a tree near Southampton£130
Prune a tree near Southend-on-Sea£110
Prune a tree near St Albans£154
Prune a tree near St Helens£126
Prune a tree near Stafford£118
Prune a tree near Stockport£122
Prune a tree near Stockton-on-Tees£70
Prune a tree near Stoke-on-Trent£126
Prune a tree near Stratford-on-Avon£98
Prune a tree near Stroud£134
Prune a tree near Suffolk Coastal£78
Prune a tree near Sunderland£142
Prune a tree near Swale£122
Prune a tree near Swansea£98
Prune a tree near Tameside£118
Prune a tree near Teignbridge£106
Prune a tree near Tendring£94
Prune a tree near Test Valley£130
Prune a tree near Thamesdown£134
Prune a tree near Thanet£114
Prune a tree near The Wrekin£94
Prune a tree near Thurrock£130
Prune a tree near Torbay£102
Prune a tree near Trafford£118
Prune a tree near Vale of Glamorgan£114
Prune a tree near Vale of White Horse£134
Prune a tree near Vale Royal£122
Prune a tree near Wakefield£134
Prune a tree near Walsall£102
Prune a tree near Warrington£130
Prune a tree near Warwick£86
Prune a tree near Waveney£94
Prune a tree near Waverley£122
Prune a tree near Wealden£114
Prune a tree near West Lancashire£114
Prune a tree near West Lothian£102
Prune a tree near West Wiltshire£158
Prune a tree near Wigan£130
Prune a tree near Windsor & Maidenhead£134
Prune a tree near Wirral£114
Prune a tree near Wokingham£126
Prune a tree near Wolverhampton£102
Prune a tree near Wrexham Maelor£118
Prune a tree near Wychavon£742
Prune a tree near Wycombe£130
Prune a tree near York£90