Crown thinning is a great alternative to a crown reduction. It is less invasive and is often much cheaper too.
Crown thinning is used :-
- to maintains the natural growth cycle but allows light to pass through the lower overall density of the crown and also, by reducing the wind sail effect, it helps to stabilise the crown in high winds.
- when, although the size of the tree is not an issue, general upkeep is needed to maintain the good health of the tree.
Crown thinning is achieved by removing an overall percentage of the density of the tree´s crown starting with removing all dead, diseased, and crossing branches and then, if more of the tree´s mass is needed to be removed, we will remove branches from overcrowded areas of the crown to achieve a clean and safe tree that retains its natural beauty and will thrive for many more years to come.