Our Tree Care Services

We offer many different tree care services which include:

  • Crown Thinning & Lifting

    Crown thinning involves the removal of small internal branches within the crown and crown lifting involves the removal of the lowest branches. See more on crown thinning and lifting below.

  • Crown Reducing

    Crown reducing involves reducing the height and/or spread of the crown. See more on crown reductions below.

  • Tree Felling

    Tree felling is the removal of a tree straight from ground level.

  • Tree Dismantling

    Tree dismantling or sectional felling is the removal of a tree where risk of damage would occur from tree felling. So the tree is dismantled safely in sections.

  • Deadwood Removal

    This involves the removal of dead, dying or decayed branches for health and safety and often sanitation purposes.

  • Bracing Installation

    Bracing involves the installation of dynamic tree supports in order to preserve a tree and help prevent any potential risk from weak limbs by strengthening the tree.


Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is the selective removal of a percentage of smaller branches within the crown usually stipulated with a percentage, e.g. ‘crown thin complete canopy by 20%’. The purpose of crown thinning is to produce an even density throughout the crown. The most common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce the sail effect on branches and reduce any end weight whilst maintaining its natural shape and form.


Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches on the tree. Crown lifting should not include the removal of large branches as this can leave big wounds on the tree which can lead to decay or fruiting bodies. Crown lifting is an effective way of allowing more light at the base of the tree or to give passage for pedestrians of traffic. Crown lifting is usually quoted in a measurement from a stated height, e.g. ‘crown lift to give a 4m clearance above ground level’. In the UK, highways regulations state that trees must have a clearance of 2.5m over a footpath and a clearance of 5.2m over a highway.


Crown Reduction

This is the reduction in height and/or spread of the crown of a tree. The branches are reduced back from the tips to suitable growth points. Trees are commonly reduced to minimise the sail effect of the trees, to allow more light into an area or to make the overall size of the tree much smaller to avoid contact with buildings/structures or maintain the trees overall dimensions. Reductions are usually specified by actual measurements as opposed to percentages, e.g. ‘crown reduce complete canopy by 2m’. Not all species are suitable for crown reductions as each species react differently to pruning.

Illustrations courtesy of European Arboricultural Council.