Tree pruning usually consists of crown reduction, crown thinning or crown lifting. Hands on Tree Care are experienced at all forms of tree pruning.
Crown Reduction – Prune Trees for Improved Light
Crown reduction is a method of tree pruning which reduces the size and volume of the tree canopy whilst keeping the shape and of the tree. When a tree needs pruning, Crown reduction is often advised in situations where a client wishes to create more light in their garden or if a tree is growing too close to their property.
Crown Thinning – Keeping Trees Healthy
Tree pruning maintains the overall size of the tree but removes selected branches within the canopy. This technique is suitable in order to remove any dead branches or dangerous branches.
Crown thinning is also suitable for removing any areas of disease on the tree. It improves the health and longevity of mature trees. In addition, this process will also create more light for the garden.
Tree Pruning For Safety – Crown Lifting
This form of tree pruning is often advisable for trees sited on or bordering public highways or pedestrian access areas to prevent any risk to public or vehicles. It involves removing only the lowest branches to comply with statutory minimum height clearance regulations stipulated by councils and the highways agency.
Dead Branch Removal
Dead branch removal is carried out to prevent damage to property and danger to people. Deadwood left in the tree canopy can pose a hazard to pedestrians.
Trees naturally produce dead wood. As new growth occurs deadwood is created throughout the life of a tree. Trees with a lot of deadwood pose a particular risk in high winds or heavy snowfall. Such weather creates excessive branch weight which leads to fracturing of the branches.
It can also be necessary to remove overgrown overhanging limbs which carry excessive weight and again become potentially hazardous.