Crown thinning is the removal of smaller branches often spread around the outer crown. This method will not reduce the overall size or shape of the tree. The main reasons for crown thinning are to:
- Allow more light to pass through the tree.
- Reduce wind resistance
- Reduce weight and help provide balance.
Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches on a tree. The main reasons for this are:
- Keep branches away from buildings and traffic
- Create a lower trunk free of branches
- Open up a desirable view
- Allow more light to pass through
Crown reduction is a pruning method used to reduce the overall size and spread of a tree. Knowing what volume of reduction to do is vital when it comes down to the trees health. Reducing branches by too much will result in a tree being in state of shock and will not encourage re-growth. However a crown reduction carried out by our fully qualified team will in fact encourage re-growth to the interior of the tree making it more compact.
Often deadwood within a tree’s crown can be prone to falling. This causes issues and can be hazardous within residential areas where trees overhang gardens, footpaths and parks etc. The safe option is to identify and remove selected deadwood before this happens.
If your hedges have overgrown and need trimming back into shape then we offer a hedge cutting service. A full tidy up will be completed afterwards and any unwanted brambles affecting the finished look of your hedge will also be removed.
Pollarding is a woodland management method of encouraging lateral branches by cutting off a tree stem or minor branches two or three metres above ground level.
The tree is then allowed to regrow after the initial cutting, but once begun, pollarding requires regular maintenance by pruning. This will eventually result in a somewhat expanded (or swollen) top to the tree trunk with multiple new side and top shoots growing from it.