Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is a pruning method that reduces the height and/or spread of the crown. It’s an effective method of reducing stress on branches and making a tree better suited to it environment.

Our Approach

Our fully qualified team will ensure that the final result retains the main framework of the crown and results in a smaller, but similar overall shape of the tree.

We carry out crown reductions where mechanical stress on individual branches is too great, making it lighter and easier to bear its own weight. Where necessary, we also employ this method to reduce the effects of shading and light loss.

The Benefits

Crown reduction procedures will make the tree more suited to its immediate environment.

By removing outer foliage, there will be less mechanical stress acting on both individual branches and the tree as a whole, so the tree will be stronger and better adapted to the space. When combined with crown lifting and crown thinning, the end result will be a lighter, more open space in and around the tree. 

Why Choose Roots & Shoots

Our skilled trained professionals always do what’s right for the tree under their care.

 We’ll always aim to retain the shape of the tree and never remove more than 30% of the tree’s volume, to avoid any ‘shock’ or long term damage. If we think your tree needs extra attention, we’ll recommend the best management plan to keep your tree safe and healthy.