Caring for trees and suiting their needs
It is important to remember each species of tree reacts differently to certain methods of pruning small or large trees. It’s our job to let you know when its best and what is best when it comes to reducing your trees crown.
When trees are left to grow, they can create a number of problems. This is particularly true in urban and residential environments, when an overgrown tree can block light, attract unwanted birds and animals and shed excessive foliage on the ground. Many tree types require regular maintenance to stop them from overgrowing and overpowering their environments.
If you have a tree that is growing too large, a crown reduction is one of the simplest and most common pruning techniques you can opt for. It involves cutting away a layer of foliage from the outer edge of the tree crown, which then improves the overall shape, making it smaller, tidier and more manageable.
A crown reduction is one of our most popular tree pruning services and we have built many years experience in pruning a variety of tree species and sizes.
A crown reduction is a cost-effective way of maintaining your tree – both in the long-term and short-term. First, it prevents you from needing to take more drastic action, such as removing the tree entirely. Second, it helps with the overall health of the tree, meaning less maintenance is needed in the long-run.
Safety and tree health
Crown reductions are about more than just aesthetics. They have a number of health and safety benefits – to both the tree and the people and animals that live around it. It reduces the overall weight of the tree, meaning that limbs are less prone to snapping off in extreme weather conditions.
The sail area of the crown is reduced to allow air flow resistance to be minimised, giving less chance of uprooting in high winds.
Experienced crown reduction service
Crown reductions are an essential element of tree maintenance and pruning. However, it is not a simple science. When pruning your tree in this way, it is essential to ensure that the tree remains balanced, regardless of how much is removed. Our experienced tree surgeons have been working with a variety of trees for many years and can apply their expert advice to each tree to achieve the best results.
There are also other considerations when pruning your tree. We often need to work with the local authorities to meet their requirements, particularly if there is a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in place, or if the tree sits within a conservation area. In either case, there will be guidelines to follow and often restrictions on the percentage of reduction of the tree. All of which will be dealt with when we make the application for you.
Fully insured and licensed
The safety and peace of mind of our customers is paramount to us. That’s why all our tree surgeons are fully trained, insured and licensed to carry out crown reduction work on your tree – using nothing but the safest techniques.