Tree Crown Reduction by Bristol Tree Surgeon
"We would like to say a big thank you for the wonderful job you did on the trees, it has made such a difference to the garden. The way you and your colleague carried out the work and cleared up was amazing and your name has been passed around the office with an EXCELLENT recommendation
Mary & Brian Fowler - March 2010
Crown reduction diagram. The lighter grey areas show where the reduction has taken place.
Tree that has had
its crown reduced.
Crown reduction is necessary to reduce the overall size of a tree but with the aim of keeping its main shape from which the new growth can sprout. The basic shape of the tree is maintained, but the overall size is significantly reduced. Performing a crown reduction is a very effective way of maintaining potentially large trees that are close to buildings or roads.
There are many reasons for performing a crown reduction mostly the reason is simply to allow more sunlight into the owner´s property but other reasons include:
- to restore the tree´s crown to a safe size avoiding the potential of storm damage in high wind and snow
- to reduce the growth of the tree´s root system that can in turn cause damage to footpaths, roads, patios and walls
- to reduce the overall weight of a leaning tree to reduce the chance of tree failure
A maximum of 30% of any tree´s crown should be reduced at any one time to reduce the chance of ill health to the tree.
For more information feel free to contact us or call us on 0117 2440070.