Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is a pruning technique that removes the lowest branches and increases light transmission under the crown. The process widens the clearance space between the ground level and lower branches, both making the tree more accessible and improving light and views.

Our Approach

Our fully qualified and trained professionals always follow best practice guidance to ensure the correct steps are taken for each tree.

We avoid the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk, as this can cause large wounds and damage the biomechanical stability of the tree. When carrying out crown lifting, our ultimate goal is to create a lower trunk that’s free of branches, in order to let in more light and improve accessibility and views.

The Benefits

Crown lifting is an effective method for increasing light around the lower branches.

By removing foliage from this section, you can prevent branches obscuring low level signage and avoid them affecting buildings, traffic and pathways. This pruning technique also allows more light and opens up more desirable views. 

Choose Roots & Shoots

When pruned correctly by an experienced tree surgeon, crown lifting can open up the area around the tree and promote good light transmission.

Our skilled team has the expertise to ensure the job is carried out to the highest standard to prevent any damage – such as wounding and decay – which can happen if the correct measures have not been taken.