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Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is the removal of a small portion of secondary and small live branches to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. Crown thinning includes crown cleaning and should not alter the overall size or shape of the tree.

Why have it done?

It is usually confined to broad-leaved, hardwood species and is used to increase the light penetration and air movement throughout the crown of the tree or to lessen the weight of heavy branches. this can improve the tree’s structure and form while making life uncomfortable for the unwanted pests.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches, and pruning/reducing of lower branches for future removal, normally to a uniform height from ground level.

Why have it done?

Common reasons for crown lifting are to bring more light and provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings or lines of sight. Minimum heights are usually dictated by local laws. In the U.K. common practice dictates clearance should be 5.2 metres (approx 17ft) for vehicles and 2.5metres (approx 8ft) for pedestrians

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by the removal of the ends of branches whilst maintaining the tree’s natural shape as far as possible.

Why have it done?

Crown reduction is often used when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. It is preferred to topping because it results in a more natural appearance, increases the time before pruning is needed again and minimises stress.

This type of pruning can be completed for a number of reasons to achieve a range of management objectives, from purely aesthetic when used to shape an entire canopy, to the reduction of one limb where excessive weight may threaten failure.

Dead Wood Removal

Here the removal of dead, dying, diseased, detached or broken branches is specified to improve crown appearance and the overall tree aesthetics. The removal of such branches may also be considered desirable where they represent a risk to persons or property. This process also allows the tree to compartmentalize more efficiently.

Tree Felling

Felling is the complete removal of a tree down to ground level. This work involves the careful lowering of branches and timber so as not to cause any damage or destruction to surrounding plants and structures. The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible but will be above soil level.

What may look like a healthy tree on the outside could be rotten on the inside. Our trained specialists are available to inspect the trees on your property and, if seriously damaged or diseased, we can safely remove them for you

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning helps to train young, developing trees or shrubs to produce a framework of strong, evenly spaced stems or branches and many future structural problems can be rectified early on.

The main objective of this type of pruning is to encourage the formation of good stem and branch structure, by improving the orientation, spacing, growth rate, strength of attachment and ultimately size of branches..