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Crown Reduction & Shaping
Crown reduction pruning is most often used when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space or to increase light into areas the tree is shading. Crown reduction can also be used to reduce a tree’s wind resistance.
The final result of a crown reduction would usually retain the shape of the tree, although with a smaller outline.
Crown thinning is a pruning technique primarily used on hardwood trees.
Crown thinning does not reduce the height or change the shape of the tree but is the selective removal of stems and branches to increase light penetration and air movement, thus reducing wind resistance, throughout the crown of a tree.
Crown Lifting or Crown Raising
Crown lifting is the removal of selected branches and limbs from the lower part of the trees crown thus lifting the crowns overall height.
Depending on the location of the tree, this process is generally performed to ensure vehicles and people can pass safely underneath the tree, avoiding accidents and injury.
This process can also assist in allowing more light to penetrate through the lower crown.
As a tree grows it is natural for some branches to die back. It is advisable to have your tree regularly inspected and cleared of any deadwood that poses a risk.
A pruning technique involving the removal of the upper branches of a tree. Pollarding dramatically reduces a tree’s outline size making a much smaller canopy, however, in regrowth this practice does promote a dense head of foliage and branches.