Crown Reduction Service across London, Surrey & Kent

Why Prune a Tree?

Crown

Reduction



⮞ Interference with overhead power or telephone lines

⮞ Reduce contact with buildings & other  infrastructure 

⮞ Reduce the weight of potentially dangerous limbs 

⮞ Rebalance a tree following a storm or similar 'Act of God'

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Why Do Trees Have Crown Reductions?

Crown Reduction London & Surrey

Crown reduction may be used to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc. 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, and not necessarily achieve symmetry for its own sake.

Crown reduction cuts should be as small as possible and in general not exceed 100mm diameter unless there is an overriding need to do so. Reductions should be specified by actual measurements, where possible. Not all species are suitable for this treatment.

Crown Reductions: How to Prune Correctly

Crown Reduction Service

Every pruning cut inflicts a wound on the tree. The ability of a tree to withstand a wound and maintain healthy growth is greatly affected by the pruning cut – its size, angle and position relative to the retained parts of the tree.

As a general rule branches should be removed at their point of attachment or shortened to a lateral which is at least 1/3 of the diameter of the removed portion of the branch, and all cuts should be kept as small as possible. 

When Should You Prune Your Tree?

Check which season should you prune your deciduous or evergreen tree below.

When to Prune Deciduous Trees:

Layer 1

Spring - Summer

Ailanthus
Alder
Ash
Beech
Elm
Eucalyptus
Hornbeam
Horse Chestnut
Lime
Oak
Plane
Rowan
Whitebeam
Willow

Layer 1

Summer

Robinia
Cherry
Almond
Apricot
Peach
Plum 
Magnolia

Layer 1

Summer or Winter

Walnut
Maples
Sycamore
Birch

Layer 1

Winter

Apple
Mulberry
Poplar

When to Prune Evergreen Trees:

Layer 1

Spring

Pines

Layer 1

Spring - Summer

Cypresses

Layer 1

Summer or Winter

Firs
Hemlock
Spruce
Yew

Layer 1

Winter

Cedars
Holly
Holm Oak
Western Red Cedar

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Other Types of Tree Pruning

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Tree Crown Lifting
Lower Branches are removed to effectively raise the crown, which is the whole branch structure of the tree. This is a very useful treatment of large garden trees where shading is a problem, as the light can come in underneath the tree.

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Tree Crown Thinning
Crown density is reduced by the removal of selected branches from the whole crown, but the overall shape and size of the tree is maintained. This is normally done as a weight reduction method if a significant structural weakness is identified in the stem or major branches. It is also done to reduce damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds or to allow more light through a tree.

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Tree Crown Cleaning
Removal of dead and dying wood; stumps of broken or poorly cut branches; unwanted epicormic shoots. Crown cleaning can also include the removal of unwanted climbing plants such as ivy or foreign objects such as wires.

Tree Pollarding
Tree pollarding is a method of management where the main leading stem of a young tree is removed to encourage regrowth. The regrowth that then occurs can be regularly removed (re-pollarding) back to the same point (the pollard head).

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From your first consultation we tailor our service to meet your exact requirements and we remove waste timber and foliage for the perfect finish.

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