• How To Cut A Tree Branch Correctly 

    020 3137 4996 

    How To Cut A Tree Branh Correctly

    Tree surgeons advise that cutting off large branches requires three cuts to the wood.

    The first cut should be a notch cut situated around 80 cm from the trunk which should go about quarter of the way through the branch.

    The second cut or the relief cut should be carried out outside the notch, away from the trunk and go right through the branch so that the excess weight is removed.

    The third cut should be made just after where the branch collar forms. This is the bump in the tree branch where the bark changes to smooth branch bark. You should aim to try to cut at a right angle to the tree and if you can’t saw through the tree in a downwards direction, it may be easier to start at the base and saw up.

    The branch collar is very important when it comes to the tree’s recovery after pruning.  Cutting the tree just after the point of the branch collar will help encourage the growth of scar tissue. By contrast cutting into the branch collar will leave open wounds from which the tree may not be able to recover.

    It is also important to not leave the branch too long. If there is too much tree branch left in place from the branch collar, it may prevent the healing process from taking place.

    Although it may seem like a hassle to saw three cuts and to consider the branch collar, it will make pruning your tree branches much more effective.

    If you fail to make a relief cut to remove excess weight, you do run the risk of the tree branch splitting which provides an area susceptible to wound infection and insect infestation.

    If you have any doubts about cutting branches or pruning trees correctly, the best course of action is to call in the services of a tree surgeon.

    Contact us to request a quote for your tree stump grinding needs. treesurgeonsblackheath.co.uk

    Looking for a good fencing contractor in Blackheath & Greenwich? Paradise are the best choice for perimeter fencing and decorative fencing. Maybe the Autumn gales have blown one of two panels over or the posts have weakened or rotted over the years and its now time to replace them.  Please read more.
    Having a large sun drenched patio can be a blessing, imagine those warm summer evening with a glass of chilled wine watching the sunset over your little bit of Paradise. You sigh with releif that you employed Paradise to jet wash the patio or decking and it look as good as new, even the black spot and lichen has gone.  Please read more.
    Blackheath & Greenwich have a large number of 4 storey Victorian converted houses on Shooters Hill Road and Morden Road. Ususally the residents employ a local grounds maintenance company such as Paradise to come by once or twice a month and keep everything looking neat and tidy.  Please read more. 
    Blackheath & Greenwich boast a vast heath and Greenwich park, but many of the grand houses contain some beautiful landscaped gardens and Paradise tree surgeons and Landscaping have had the privilege of creating and maintaining them. So we offer a first class Landscaping service in and around Blackheath & Greenwich.   Please read more..
    Paradise Tree Surgery services in and around Blackheath & Greenwich, provide an excellent tree care service, trimming, pollarding and tree removal. You may live in a conservation area, we can liasie with the royal borough of Greenwich. We have many years experience and live in the heart of Blackheath.   Please see more
    Paradise gardening services in and around Blackheath & Greenwich, provide an excellent gardening maintenance service. Services include grass cutting, weed pulling, planting, hedge trimming, tree trimming, leaf blowing. We have many years experience and live in the heart of Blackheath.   Please see more


    At Paradise Tree Care, Blackheath Tree Surgeons are focused on customer care and satisfaction being priority. Happy customer, happy us!


    This website design and the SEO is managed by Kent Web Services
    Our Blackheath tree surgeons have been providing high-quality, fast and affordable tree care, landscaping, tree stump removal, fencing, and general gardening services to satisfied customers for multiple years.


    Phone number

    020 3137 4996


    8 Polebrook Rd, London SE3 8QR


    Monday-Friday: 8:30 – 17:00
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Holidays: Closed