The removal of the lower branches on a tree.
Crown lifting a tree often has the effect of making an area feel more light and spacious. Often a crown lift is combined with a crown thin to maximise light.
If you have a tree which borders the local footpath/highway then the branches should be lifted to 3m above ground level over the footpath and 5m over the highway.
The removal of selected secondary branches to reduce canopy density. The end result allows more dappled sunlight through the tree.It also reduces the sail effect of the tree in windy weather. This does not change the size/shape of the tree at all. Crown thinning is not suitable for conifers.
Crown Thinning is quite often combined with a crown lift to maximise light
This is the reducing and reshaping of the trees canopy and results in a smaller tree. Some trees are more suitable for reductions than others and the timing of a reduction can be very important depending on the tree species. Our well trained team have years of experience and can best advise what is most suitable for each individual tree.