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Crown Reduction

Caring for trees and suiting their needs

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. This stops them from overgrowing and overpowering their environments.

If you have a tree that has grown 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. This results in a smaller, tidier and more manageable tree.

A crown reduction is one of our most popular tree pruning services and we have many years experience in pruning a variety of tree species and sizes.

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A crown reduction is a cost-effective way of maintaining your trees. Both in the long-term and short-term. Firstly, it prevents you from needing to take more drastic action, such as removing the tree entirely. Secondly, it helps with the overall health of the tree. This means 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. Thus reducing the chance of uprooting in high winds.

Tree protection

There are also other considerations when pruning your tree. We often need to work with the local authorities to meet their requirements. This is particularly the case 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.

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 wide variety of trees for many years. We apply expert advice to each tree to achieve the best results.

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.


Our customer’s feedback

Felling and trimming of trees with TPO listing

PO9   |   April 2021

Michael and his team provided an excellent service today. Arrived punctually and set about the felling of 3 diseased trees and crown raising of 2 mature oaks. They were very efficient and all work was completed within half a day, complete with clearing the site. Would not hesitate to recommend them.

Crown reduction of large bay tree in conservation area

PO5   |   July 2021

Mike and his team provided a great service. He took time to understand our requirements and provided feedback and expert advice regarding our mature bay tree. On the day, they arrived on time and liaised with us during the work and happy with the result all done at a very reasonable cost. Would happily use the services again.

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