Tree Crown Reduction
What is tree crown reduction?
Tree crown reduction involves reducing the height or spread of the tree crown. The key aim of crown reduction is to reduce the size of the tree while also maintaining its aesthetic value.
Crown reduction can be specified to just a single branch or every single branch within a tree. In most cases, tree crown reduction shouldn’t exceed 30% of the crown’s volume, otherwise this can put the tree at risk.
Tree crown reduction is a delicate and precise operation that needs to be conducted by a professional and qualified tree surgeon. If done incorrectly, a tree can be severely damaged, vulnerable to decay and the aesthetics compromised, so it’s important to understand the tree’s species and biology before reducing the crown.
Benefits of a tree crown reduction
There are a number of reasons why people choose to have their tree’s crown reduced, including:
- More daylight. Often people choose tree crown reduction because it allows for more light to pass through to their garden or property, without having to get the entire tree removed.
- Tree mechanics. Tree crown reduction can help reduce the amount of stress and weight on individual branches, preserving the shape of the tree.
- Aesthetics. Tree crown reduction is a form of pruning, so can help a tree maintain its appearance and shape, while preparing it for healthy growth.
- Restoration. Tree crown reduction can be a good way to help re-balance a tree after a storm or other adverse weather conditions.
- Tree structure. Sometimes people use tree crown reduction to help reduce contact between buildings.
How much does tree crown reduction cost
We can’t give a flat price for our tree crown reduction service because each individual’s circumstances and requirements are different. However, with just a few details, we can give you a FREE quote.
Why choose our tree crown reduction service?
Reliable and dependable
We come with over 13 years’ of experience in tree felling, tree crown reduction and a wide range of tree surgery services
We pride ourselves in offering a professional service at affordable prices, which we can do by working efficiently and effectively
We’re independently qualified and accredited by the NPTC, ARB and CHAS, so we can deliver the highest quality of service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many people use tree crown reduction and tree topping interchangeably, but there are key differences between the method and the results you can expect.
Tree topping involves the removal of the top of the central stem of a tree and the upper branches. Most methods of tree topping involve cutting the stem and upper branches to the same height, leaving it not only look unsightly, but also put the tree at risk of diseases, decay and infestation.
Tree crown reduction is a far more considered and delicate process. Professionals will understand the tree species and be selective in their approach to tree crown reduction, resulting in a healthier tree that maintains its aesthetic integrity and is primed for healthier growth in the future.
Any type of pruning will have some effect on the roots. This is because the process involves pruning live tissue, which reduces the tree’s ability to produce food. However, this is also why crown reduction is a better option than tree topping as the latter can completely eliminate the tree’s ability to produce food, leaving it to slowly decay.
Yes it can. In fact, this is a very common request and one of the primary reasons people opt for crown tree reduction as it’ll reduce the height and spread of the tree to allow more light and scenery through.
Being based in Oldham, we are able to cover most of the North West, including: Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Sale, Chester, Chesire, Wilmslow, Leigh, Bury, Bolton, Wigan and Alrtincham.