Crown Reduction, Lifting and Thinning
This is one of the most intricate operations in Tree Surgery, particularly when working in a confined space. It is therefore important to employ a Tree Surgeon who understands not only the shaping of the tree, but also the correct techniques to achieve it. Crown reductions can be achieved by carefully reducing the length of the branches in the crown back to strong growth points.
Depending on the tolerance of the tree species to reduction this can be a good compromise to removing the tree completely. Alternatively, the crown can be raised as shown in the diagram and photographs below. This is another way of retaining the tree but allowing more light into a garden. Both these operations can be undertaken over a number in stages rather than all at once.