Target Trees is an industry leader maintaining hedges across Norwich and Norfolk. A hedge out of control looks likes an eyesore and can obstruct public pathways.

Not only is a well-maintained hedge a landscaping statement, but it can also define the boundary of your property and shape your garden. All hedges require trimming to retain their shape, this keeps them looking tight and thick.

No matter the species, height or size of hedge, Target Trees can advise on how to fulfil ideal results. Our expert arborist can perform in the domestic and commercial environments, with informal or formal styles of a hedge.

Our hedge trimming equipment is of the highest quality, wielded by master craftsmen – even on hedges that have been forgotten about.

What is hedge trimming?

Hedge trimming (not to be confused with hedge reduction) involves pruning the outer areas of the shrub height and spread. The idea is to maintain a natural-looking shape without reducing the overall size.

A hedge species will define the maximum area hedge trimming it can tolerate. Our expert tree surgeons based in Norwich can advise on these matters.

What are the reasons for hedge trimming?

Hedge trimming is undertaken to style and remove the obstruction from overgrowth. Therefore, it is a simple yet common arborist practice.

Here are some reasons why the trimming of hedges may be required.

  • Style a hedge to be more pleasing to the eye;
  • Remove obstructions to a path and driveways;
  • Clear lines of boundaries on a property.

Although hedge trimming can be undertaken by a garden enthusiast, it is advisable to check with an expert arborist to ensure it’s not trimmed too far back. There is nothing worse than taken too much off and trying to correct the rest of the hedge.

Our Norwich based arborists are skilled at shaping and levelling a clear line on hedges whilst trimming.

When is it best to trim a hedge?

Fresh new hedges, for the first years of their life, will always require regular pruning as the hedge develops and grows. Pruning hedges in this manner usually in the late winter or early spring. The benefits to regular hedge pruning will encourage growth and balance the shape of the shrub.

After this first couple of years, maintaining the hedge trimming is once a year. For a more formal hedge, two to three cuts over the year will suffice. This is usually moved to the late spring and late summer periods.

It is vital to equally trim all sides of a hedge to maintain shape and give the shrub balance. Even if the areas are hard to reach.

Our trained tree surgeons use up to date arborist tools to help reach the hard to access areas.

Why should I use Target Trees?

Target Trees ensure the hedges are cut to the optimum specifications. A simple job can easily turn into a disaster, luckily we plan all the work we do in details.

The uses of the latest in landscaping equipment mean our trimmer can perform and shape a hedge with ease. Therefore, preventing damage to increased areas of the hedge.

With years of experience working in Norwich and surrounding areas, our tree surgeons have substantial knowledge of hedge species in the local area.

Our company is the ideal choice for both domestic and commercial hedge trimming in Norwich and Norfolk.