Tree Shaping

At its most complex, tree shaping has been an art form for centuries and is seen in hedges, mazes, topiary, bonsai, and espaliered walls. In Melbourne however, Kingfisher Tree Services focus on creating beautifully shaped trees, and enviably healthy hedges.

Tree Shaping

Melbourne Tree Shaping Service

In shaping your trees, we manage how the tree and its branches grow, pruning and selectively removing branches to achieve the desired shape. This might be done to:

  • Avoid blocking a view
  • Showcase a particularly beautiful tree
  • Make the tree a feature of a themed garden
  • Blend in with the surrounding environment
  • Create a certain ‘look’ to match your home
  • Help create a ‘sanctuary’ within a large garden


Tree Shaping Art

The art of shaping trees is becoming quite popular with homeowners in the Melbourne area. Basically the arborist needs to be both proficient in tree services and also have an artistic side. The trees are used as the medium to create nice looking structures for your landscaping. Framing, pruning and grafting are popular techniques used to direct growth into a desired shape.

The Result of Shaping Trees: Beautiful, Healthy Trees

When pruned professionally, your shaped trees can grow faster, healthier, and depending on the species, will bear more flowers and fruit. We always consider each tree’s natural beauty, and our methods avoid overtly distorting the natural growth patterns of a species. Instead, our selective pruning removes wayward, broken, and dead branches that can distort a tree’s shape. At the same time, we trim healthy new growth to achieve the desired shape and ensure the tree has good air flow.


Caring for hedges starts from the moment the plants have settled into the ground and have begun to send out new growth (this time period will depend on the species of hedge plant), and continues for the lifetime of the hedge. Kingfisher Tree Services are hedge trimming specialists, and our arborists are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and specialised tools needed to maintain yours. Discover more about our Hedge Trimming service.

Tree and Hedge Shaping

Let’s talk about your Melbourne tree shaping needs

Our friendly and professional team at Kingfisher Tree Services welcomes all of your tree shaping, hedge trimming, tree removal, and land clearing enquiries, and we are just a phone call or email away. You can call us on 0458 733 489 or email your enquiry to

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