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Recent Pruning reviews in Cairns

Angry did an amazing job on my garden. He went above and beyond... even dealing with pesky neighbours! Thanks

Garden Mowing and Pruning


Worked like a trojan. Great skills and fantastic worker. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Expert Citrus Tree Pruning & Heliconia Patch Tamed


What a champion. Did way more than I expected, a very hard worker and super friendly.

Yard maintenance weeding, pruning


Professional and got the job done. Thanks Cameron !

Weeding and pruning small courtyard


Ben was fantastic. Fast and efficient service. Would highly recommend.

Gardening, Pruning etc


Great communication by Jake in the lead up to the task. Jake completed the task of weeding, pruning and bamboo hedge thinning to perfection. We would not hesitate to recommend his services to others and to use Jake again for future tasks we need done.

Weeding and pruning


What's the average cost of a pruning expert in Cairns

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What do pruning services include?

An experienced pruning specialist can handle cutting your trees, shrubs, hedges, and other plants. Pruning (or cutting away dead or overgrown branches and stems) improves a plant’s health and appearance. 

If it’s your first time getting a Tasker to prune your plants, here’s a rundown of what they may do when they get to work on your garden: 

Removing debris and old growth 

The Tasker will usually check the plant for dead wood or flowers and remove those bits. They’ll keep the young growth intact. They may also remove old branches if there are new ones below them. 


Afterward, a Tasker can take away your pile of garden waste and dispose of it properly. Do you suddenly need a tool that neither you nor your Tasker has? In which case, you can book delivery service to get that set of secateurs or long-reach pruners for your last-minute gardening needs. 

Deciding on a shape for the plants 

The Tasker will typically assess if a plant needs to be pruned to a certain shape (if the plant is new), or if they need to trim it back to follow a certain look. For example, pyramid shapes allow for plenty of light, great for apple and pear trees. 


You can also discuss how you’d like your shrubs or trees to look with your Tasker! Your specialist will then try to achieve your vision for your garden or yard.    

Pruning the plants 

When pruning plants and trees, the Tasker needs to make good, clean cuts that finish at a point of growth. They’ll get rid of unproductive wood and make sure to encourage the growth of new shoots that will result in lots of fruits and flowers. 


The pruning process may vary depending on the type of plant: 

  • Plants may be pruned back by around 1/3 of their current growth. If it’s a flowering plant, the specialist may cut back the dead flower stems and stem tops. 

  • For hedges, the Tasker will typically follow your desired shape (e.g., a ball). Or, they may trim the sides of a hedge first, pruning the top last. The lowest parts of a hedge should be wider than the top. This structure lets the lower part of the plant get enough sunlight. 

  • As for trees, the pruning specialist may ensure the tree keeps growing laterally instead of upwards. For more complex tree trimming services, consider hiring a tree surgeon.  


Speaking of trimming back overgrown plants, did you know you can also book a lawn mowing service through Airtasker? Simply select the “Post a task” button to schedule an appointment! 

Recent Pruning tasks in Cairns

Garden tidy up.Weeding , tree pruning,


Holloways Beach QLD, Australia

25th Mar 2023

Need weeding , plants harvesting. Tree pruning , few branches, Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Weeding and pruning small garden


Bentley Park QLD, Australia

24th Mar 2023

weeding, trimming small gardenia shrubs, lillies, general weed removal, & removal of green waste Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

weeding and pruning


Earlville QLD 4870, Australia

8th Mar 2023

Weeding and pruning for acreage property in Redlynch valley. Will need truck to cart away green waste Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Friday, 24 March 2023

Mowing, whippersnipping/edging, pruning and hedge trim


Bentley Park QLD, Australia

1st Feb 2023

Mowing and whippersnip front and back lawn. Edging front lawn. Prune of one small garden with 3 hibiscus trees (minimal work), and hedge trim one large hedge. Take away green waste. Photos indicate size and how I want hedge to look after working. Grass was mowed 3 weeks ago so not too overgrown. Hedge overgrown. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Great service! Would highly recommend.

Garden pruning and cleanup


Edge Hill QLD, Australia

1st Feb 2023

Cut back overgrown plants, palms and small trees for a neglected front and back yard of a house on a 1/4 acre block. 4 hours work and can extend if takes longer. Backpackers welcome. Pull out weeds and some vines. Must be comfortable using a corded electric reciprocating saw (provided) and where needed work off a tall step ladder (provided) using the saw. Cut everything into pieces that so they can go on the back of a ute. Pile up everything in the front yard. If you want to start before it gets too hot, can start early say 7am. I'll be working with you to get you started.

Garden Pruning and clean-up


Edge Hill QLD, Australia

21st Jan 2023

Unfortunately this garden has been let go and it needs a heavy prune. I will be working on this project too but need some extra hands. Someone experienced with this type of work. Most of the shrubs are Hibiscus, Ixora's, Little Evodia's, Crepe Myrtles and Yucca's. A couple of rainforest trees have self-sown as well as umbrella plants. I will have a skip on site so there are no trips to the tip. Preferably 23 Jan and/or 24 Jan if we need another day. If you have your own equipment that would be preferred. A wheelbarrow would be great as that I will not have. I want it to be a managable garden so that I can then organise regular maintenance. Please advise of your quote. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 23 January 2023

Mike is a very efficient worker. Leaves the site tidy

Pruning garden


Westcourt QLD, Australia

8th Jan 2023

small tree pruning and bush pruning Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Lawn mowing wippersnipping, pruning, rubbish removals


Edmonton QLD, Australia

2nd Jan 2023

I’ll be home at that time - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 5 January 2023

Gardening and pruning


Caravonica QLD 4878, Australia

21st Oct 2022

gardening mowing and rubbish removal

Trees pruned


Kamerunga QLD, Australia

2nd Oct 2022

Pruning a few fronds from a Palm - will need a ladder. - Due date: Before Friday, 7 October 2022

Pruning of trees


White Rock QLD 4868, Australia

22nd Sep 2022

Prune hedges, Hena trees and lemon tree - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 30 September 2022

Mowing and weeding down regularly and pruning when necessary


Redlynch QLD, Australia

24th Jul 2022

Mowing Weeding Some pruning - Due date: Flexible

Fantastic job done and good attention to detail.

Garden clean up,prune,frond removal and mulch


Woree QLD, Australia

23rd Jul 2022

Garden clean up for property for sale.Pruning,palm frond removal and light mulching. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 July 2022


Mow, whipper snip, weed gardens, prune bushes and dispose of waste.


Smithfield QLD, Australia

30th Jun 2022

Mow, whipper snip, weed gardens, prune bushes, and dispose of waste. - Due date: Before Monday, 4 July 2022

Garden tidy up , pruning


Kewarra Beach QLD, Australia

1st May 2022

Pruning and cut back of bushes gardern Beds etc ..NO mowing or edging !! - Due date: Before Saturday, 7 May 2022

great commutation and service informative and timely

Garden weeding, trimming, pruning


Mount Sheridan QLD, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Front and side garden runs along fence line approx 30 linear meters. Need shrubs cut back and tidied. Some weeding between fence and plants. Removal of cuttings - Due date: Flexible

Friendly efficient excellent service. Highly recommended.

Garden and yard maintenance, hedging tree pruning mulching


Redlynch QLD, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Large garden and yard on acreage but only smaller area around house and garage area needs mulching hedging pruning and lopping. No green waste bin, but some small green waste can be sumped on property. - Due date: Before Sunday, 8 May 2022

Lawn mowed, whipper snipping, weeding, pruning and trimming


Bentley Park QLD, Australia

30th Mar 2022

Looking for somebody to come around and mow the yard whipper snip, trim Gardens weeding and pruning I can supply lawn mower and whipper snipper and fuel if need - Due date: Before Monday, 4 April 2022

Whipper snipper and light shrub pruning


Redlynch QLD, Australia

21st Feb 2022

Need to whipper snipper the hard edges, street curb, house, driveway and garden edges. Also get you to pull out vines and trim up shrubs on one fence line. Just make it look tidy as my neighbor complains :) like to get it completed asap this week. - Due date: Before Friday, 25th Feb 2022

Nil issues, great help around my yard. Will use again. Thanks jay

Garden clean up, weeding pruning and tidy up palms


Yorkeys Knob QLD, Australia

20th Feb 2022

Approx1 1/2 hour garden maintenance including weeding trimming fertilising beds and lawn. Maintenance of palms and other trees including the removal of palm nuts. Addional: supply and spreading of tea tree mulch if possible 8.5 cubic metres. - Due date: Flexible