With Crown reduction we reduce a certain percentage of the overall height and size of the tree by removing the ends of branches evenly throughout the crown, leaving a balanced and maintained shape. It is a complete crown treatment and not just a crown reduction in height with no regard for the side branches.
It is normally specified in percentage terms that the crown is to be reduced by. This technique is used for many reasons such as to reduce wind resistance, water up-take, to control the size of a tree in a restricted environment or to allow more light through.
The images above show a step process of an old oak tree in Woking being crowned. The oak tree was becoming dangerous with the weight of some of the dead wood and branches falling onto property below. In fact one branch had gone through the roof of a garage.
It is always important to think about safety and beautiful old trees do need looking after, especially when near property.
You can see one of our experienced tree surgeons performing the tree crown reduction and is a highly skilled procedure.
If you need your trees crowned or reduced, or for more information on Sussex and Surrey tree services please contact us using our contact form or call us on 01403 824289. We look forward to your call.