A crown reduction is done to reduce the height and spread of a tree. This work should only be done when really needed. Doing this work to a tree creates a lot of cut points and therefore wounds. Once this process is started, depending on the tree species, it will need doing again every 3 to 7 years.
Reasons for carrying out a reduction:
- The tree is getting too big for where its surroundings i.e. It is growing to near to a building, blocking too much light into a garden or causing a nuisance to neighbour’s gardens.
- To stem root growth and spread depending on the species.
- This could reduce the weight of a large, very old tree showing signs of decline, therefore protecting it against major loss of limb.
Below are real pictures taken of the work we have done