Crown reduction &
Crown lift

Crown reduction is a means for making the crown of the tree dimensionally smaller.

Crown reduction

Crown reduction is a means for making the crown of the tree dimensionally smaller. This is usually carried out when a tree has grown larger than the space permitted on the site. Live branches are removed to lower the height of the spread of the crown. The branches are all be cut back to suitable pruning points. This allows the tree to cope with the foliage loss correctly, and prevents excessive shooting further back in the canopy.
Reduce the weight of potentially dangerous limbs.
Balance a misshapen tree, for example, following storm damage, or after bad pruning.
Prevent trees obstructing or damaging buildings and property.
Prevent trees from interfering with overhead telephone and power lines.

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Crown lift

Thinning the crown involves selecting and removing a proportion of the branches from within the crown. This lets more light and air and movement through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.

Crown lifting is the removal of lower branches. Crown lifting might be done to improve access under the tree. Crown lift also know as raising , is the pruning technique of removing lower branches on a mature tree which lifts the canopy or crown of the tree. This is to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles and pedestrians.
Crown pruning can often improve the health of your tree and surrounding plants due to the increase of light and air. Crown lift pruning of trees can also increase a tree’s vigour, by sending energy resources elsewhere. Which helps to breathe life into an older unproductive tree.
We like to advise our customers to consider a crown lift before cutting down their tree.