Various tree pruning options exist such as crown reduction, thinning and lifting. These are all methods used to reduce or reshape the size of a trees canopy. We will always lend our advice as to which would be most appropriate for your tree.
Pruning techniques explained
Crown reduction is the reduction in height and/or spread of the crown of a trees. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown, and so a significant proportion of the leaf bearing structure, and leave a similar, although smaller outline.
Crown lifting is the removal of lower branches of a tree, whether complete branches or those arising from the lower limbs, to increase the headroom to the base of the crown.
Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller branches, usually at the outer crown, to reduce the overall amount of foliage with limited reduction of the trees' canopy.
Tree preservation orders & Conservation areas
Many trees are legally protected. Felling or even just pruning a protected tree may require permission from your Local Planning Authority.
We will liaise with the local council on your behalf to check for any Tree Preservation Orders or Conservation Area restrictions before carrying out any works.
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