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A "Crown Reduction” is one of the most popular methods of pruning a tree. The purpose is to reduce the overall height and spread of the tree which is achieved by cutting back branches and, where necessary, removing branches to maintain a natural shape.

Reductions are made to a specific and agreed percentage depending on the desired outcome and initial health of the tree.

Benefits include prolonging the tree lifespan by removing additional weight and removing any branches with decay, disease or storm damage. 


Pruning involves the removal of specific branches or stems. Pruning ensures that a tree maintains healthy and ultimately prolongs the life of the tree.

Pruning may involve the removal of dead, damaged or diseased branches. 

Tree surgery can include the removal of, soft growth, twigs, branches, limbs, parts of the tree trunk and in some rare circumstances the root system.


“Crown Thinning” is the process of removing select branches within the crown to reduce its fullness, usually by a specific percentage (10-50%).  

Thinning creates a better balanced structure with even growth throughout the crown without reducing it by shape or size. 

Benefits include allowing more light to flow through the tree and removing any additional weight or dead branches. 


“Pollarding” is the removal of all the growth of a tree back to the "knuckle" or main stem. The aim here is to promote the growth of new branches from the knuckle which in turn makes the tree easier to manage and maintain. Once pollarding has taken place, it must be repeated regularly at 3 - 4 yearly intervals. 

Not every tree will be a good candidate for pollarding. Typically, most broadleaf trees with vigorous regrowth such as Lime, Willows and Poplars are best suited. 


“Deadwooding” is the removal of dead, dying, damaged or diseased branches found within the crown of the tree. Great care must be taken not to damage any health growth. 

Deadwooding keeps trees safer, prevents further damage to the structure and returns the tree to a more attractive state. 


There are some instances where Ivy can be maintained but it does require regular attention to keep it under control. For the most part, it is usually best to sever or remove it entirely as it can cause damage to other healthy trees, buildings, roofs or walls.


Tree planting is the process of transferring and transplanting a juvenile tree to a new location. New trees require special care and attention, ensuring that they are regularly watered and pruned in order to flourish. We can help source trees based on your requirements and will support you in caring for your tree after the transplantation process.


“Crown Lifting” is the process of removing lower branches from the main stem in order to lift the height of the trees canopy to a specific and agreed height. 

Benefits of lifting the crown from the bottom up include creating more ground clearance either creating a safer space for people or keeping branches away from buildings or roadways, or allowing for more visibility in a garden. 

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