Find an experienced pruning expert in Canberra

Fill in a short form and get free quotes for professional pruning services in Canberra


Excellent rating - 4.5/5 (9200+ reviews)

Get help from a local pruning Tasker

  • Plant trimming services
  • Hedge pruning services
  • Winter pruning
  • … or anything else
It only takes 2 minutes. And it's free.
Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers
Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers
No job too big or too small
No job too big or too small
Free insurance coverage
Free insurance coverage
Secure cashless payments
Secure cashless payments
Same day / next day service available
Same day / next day service available

Best rated pruning experts near me

Recent Pruning reviews in Canberra

"Joel was punctual and got straight onto clearing a large weeds and pruning and did an amazing job. All the weeds were taken away as well. If you want your job done professionally, Joel is highly recommended - I'm extremely happy with the job. I'd definitely use his services again."

Gardening - removing weeds and pruning


"Good job done. Will engage Joel again. "

Pruning and re planting help


"Vee has done an excellent job. She turns up on time. And works hard. I highly recommend Vee. "

Help with pruning and garden tidy


"Tim has done the great job. He is friendly and punctual. I would surely recommend Tim."

Pruning and hedging


"Thank you for a professional job. You did such a neat job hedging the pine trees, they look fantastic! And thank you for the great clean up afterward, there is no sign that you were even here."

Prune pine trees


"Impressive work. It was great coming home to such a clean yard!! Great job Joel. Thanks! "

General garden clean up and pruning


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

$150 - $376







Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

Average reviews for Pruning Services in Canberra

based on 76 reviews



What is Airtasker?


Post your task

Post your task

Tell us what you need, it's FREE to post.


Review offers

Review offers

Get offers from trusted Taskers and view profiles.


Get it done

Get it done

Choose the right person for your task and get it done.

Now Available!
  • Get it done now. Pay later.
  • Repay in 4 fortnightly instalments
  • No interest
  • Available on payments up to $1,500

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 Canberra

Tidy garden (front and back)- mowing, pruning, removal of hedges


Isabella Plains ACT, Australia

25th Sep 2022

Back garden (large yard) - trim trees, remove hedges, mow lawn Front garden (small yard)- trim hedge, spray weeds, tidy up Remove all clippings, trimmings etc that won't fit in the Green Bin - Due date: Before Friday, 30 September 2022

Alex came on time and did a great job. Highly recommend.

Hedge pruning


Turner ACT, Australia

11th Sep 2022

tall (8 feet high) hedges need pruning. some small branch removal Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Monday, 10 October 2022

Very pleased with James’ work. The hedges look great. He arrived on time and cleaned up afterwards. I look forward to having James back for my next gardening job.

Pruning roses


Reid ACT 2612, Australia

2nd Sep 2022

Looking for someone to help prune some rose bushes, trim a hedge and whipper snipper the edges of the lawn - Due date: Before Sunday, 4 September 2022

Prune small trees in courtyard


Casey ACT, Australia

8th Aug 2022

Prune small trees in front & back courtyards - within a small town house complex. Rubbish from trees will also need to be taken away. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Luke did a great, clean & efficient job. Thank you!

Prune rosebushes and weed garden


Crace ACT, Australia

25th Jul 2022

I need my rosebushes pruned, there are quite a lot of them (more than 20?). Some of them are quite spiky so protective gloves recommended. Would also love to have the garden weeded. Stretch goal maybe to mulch the garden beds to prevent more weeds coming up (I can provide the mulch, unless you already have some - factor that into your quote, if so). - Due date: Flexible

Jesse did an excellent job on my garden work and would be happy to recommend him to anyone.

Weeding of garden and pruning of trees to clear cables


Holder ACT, Australia

13th Jun 2022

Weeding of garden plus pruning of fruit trees to clear power lines Type of gardening: Weeding, Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Mow, prune bushes and whipper snip


Casey ACT, Australia

10th Apr 2022

Have a small back lawn to mow and prune some bushes out the front ( shown in photos ) Need done Monday or Tuesday morning

Daniel was professional and did a great job, would recommend

Pruning, weeding, mulching


Wanniassa ACT, Australia

24th Sep 2022

Need a garden tidy up. Pruning, weeding, mulching, mowing and edging Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Remove weeds, pruning, mulching and removal of garden waste


Monash ACT 2904, Australia

9th Sep 2022

Removal of weeds, pruning, mulching and removal of garden waste Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Weedding, pruning, general tidying of the garden


Scullin ACT, Australia

1st Sep 2022

There are many weeds and grasses in our low maintenance garden beds that need removing. There may be some pruning as well. - Due date: Before Sunday, 18 September 2022

Quote to Prune Wisteria


Flynn ACT, Australia

7th Aug 2022

I need a very wild wisteria to be pruned. We bought the place in December and I had been planning to prune it now its winter, but just had no time. It has grown around the roof and gutter of our garage, and also started to creep towards our kitchen, winding around a camelia. If the job is done well, I have other garden tasks in near future that need to be done as well. - Due date: Flexible

Luke did an excellent job in taming a very very wild wisteria. Very enthusiastic, diligent, and clear communicator. The results are better than I had expected. Will definitely get him again for future work.

3 x fruit tree pruning


Kambah ACT, Australia

15th Jul 2022

Three fruit trees (nectarine, cherry and apple) need their winter prune of all last seasons new growth/shoots. Probably take 1-2 hours. You can fill my green bin with the clippings, if they don’t all fit OK to leave them and i’ll fill it next pickup run. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 July 2022

Super friendly and knowledgeable, and did a great job. I’ll definitely be calling on Caitlyn again!

Prune and mow


Lyneham ACT, Australia

10th Jun 2022

Shrubs, small hedge and grapevine need cutting back. Small grassed area needs mowing.

Curtis did an excellent prune, mow and clean up of our neglected yard! We’re very pleased with the result.

Tree pruning and shaping


Theodore ACT, Australia

26th Sep 2022

Trees need some pruning and cutting to shape Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Hedge Pruning / Hedge Trimming my tall hedges


Kambah ACT, Australia

23rd Sep 2022

I have tall overgrown edges around the boundary lines of most of my property. On the back fence they are near power lines. It's a BIG job. I'm estimating it may take 1.5 days for one person. Looking forward to someone making my place tidy and beautiful again!! :)

Prunings leaves and cuttings


Turner ACT, Australia

6th Sep 2022

General green waste . Nothing really heavy - just bulky - Due date: Before Friday, 9 September 2022

Was super helpful and did a fantastic job . Fully recommended !!

Garden tidy up - mowing, edging, pruning


Evatt ACT, Australia

22nd Aug 2022

Garden tidy up - front, back and sides of house. Some mowing, weeding, pruning shrubs and clean up/removal of green waste. - Due date: Flexible

Jesse arrived on time and worked quickly and efficiently, completing everything I needed done. Highly recommend! Thanks.

Tree and shrub pruning


Amaroo ACT, Australia

1st Aug 2022

Pruning trees and schrubs - Due date: Flexible

Thanks Luke. You did a great job and garden is looking nice and tidy again. Trees and shrubs all nicely shaped and you knew what you were doing.

Garden weeding and pruning


Fadden ACT 2904, Australia

24th Jun 2022

Front garden and back garden needs weeding and pruning.

Mowing, Weeding and Pruning for a small area.


Moncrieff ACT, Australia

29th May 2022

Very small area with overgrown grass and weed, I need mowing, trimming and weeding done. Also some pruning for a tree as well. P.S. I do not have a green bin. - Due date: Flexible

Great work and quick delivery. Thanks Mal.