Lollipop or Natural?

When we think of trees we picture a perfectly round shape. No bits sticking out or ruining the perfect lines. In reality this is rarely the case. We, as people, choose to have our trees pruned in to rounded, perfect shapes. Quite often trees will have a limb jutting out or a brunch dangling low and this is how they are formed naturally.

By removing these over extended limbs back to form the “perfect” shape we may stimulate multiple adventitious buds. In other words, where we made one cut, they’re maybe 5,10 or 15 new shoots appear. This will thicken over time and actually be counter productive to the initial pruning objective.

As a rule of thumb, all pruning cuts should be made to a growth point one third of the diameter of the branch being pruned! if we stick to something near this guide, we will have far less adventitious buds, and far less pruning in future.

If in doubt, we are always happy to come and discuss all your tree care needs.

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  • 5 star review  Had my two oak trees and two beech trees cut back as well as some trees/hedging. The Evoke team did a great job - they were professional, polite and friendly. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 star review  Evoke Tree Services came to our rescue after a bunch of cowboys ‘rode into town’ to remove our back garden hedge and left the stumps in saying that wasn’t part of the deal. I should have spotted their spurs! Evoke was recommended to us, and they were in and out within the hour, everything done and dusted. Thank you Evoke for first class service. The old saying still stands: ‘Pay cheap, pay twice.’ We know where to go next time. 👍

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  • 5 star review  Very pleased with the work carried out. Apple tree and four cypress trees reduced . The two guys that completed the work were polite and very helpful. Cleared away all cuttings and were very tidy. Would definitely use again and recommend to others.

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  • 5 star review  Professional and courteous. Passionate about their work and the environment. Would certainly use again.

    thumb Morris Bright
  • 5 star review  Very pleased with the work carried out on our trees. Evoke were very punctual and very polite and cleared up after themselves. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

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  • 5 star review  Extremely effective and knowledgeable. Prompt and on time. Polite and friendly. Excellent clear up on completion. I would definitely employ Evoke again, and am very happy to recommend them.

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