Crown Reduction Thinning

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Crown Reduction Thinning is a highly specialised combination of Crown Reduction and Crown Thinning, specifically aimed at improving both the health and appearance of the tree.

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning involves removal of certain smaller/tertiary branches, usually at the outer crown, to achieve a uniform foliage density and a more symmetrical branch structure. Usually confined to broad-leaved species.
Crown thinning should not change the overall size and shape, and material should only be removed selectively, not exceeding one third overall.

Benefits of Crown Thinning include:

  • More light passing through makes the tree look beautiful again and improves garden conditions below.
  • Reduction in weight and wind resistance.




Crown Reduction

Crown Reduction is the lowering of height and/or spread of the crown. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown together with a significant proportion of leaf bearing structure, leaving a smaller outline which aesthetically highlights the new natural beauty of the tree.

Except when there are overriding circumstances, Crown Reduction does not involve branches bigger than 100mm diameter should not be confused with the indiscriminate and somewhat harmful practice of topping.

Benefits of Crown Reduction include:

  • Reduced mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree.
  • Reduced impact of shading.

For further information or a free quotation at the most competitive rates, please give us a call. We are near to you in Potters Bar, Barnet, Enfield and North London where our experienced professional Tree Surgeons are always pleased to offer free professional advice and chat about your Crown Reduction Thinning requirements.