Category Archives: Definitions & Glossary

Crown Lift / Crown Raising

Crown Lift or Crown Raising One of the most effective methods for increasing light transmission is crown lifting. This is the removal of the lowest branches and also allows for lower branch removal in the future. Best practice is making sure the crown is still protected and crown lifting shouldn’t normally include the removal of…
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Crown Thinning

Crown Thinning Crown thinning involves the removal of a portion of smaller or tertiary branches, usually situated at the outer section of the crown. It is important to produce a uniformity within the density of the foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. Crown thinning is usually confined to broad-leaved species because of the density…
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Crown Reduction

What is Crown Reduction? The crown is the top section of the tree where foliage starts to spread in the form of branches and leaves. The reduction in height or spread of foliage when doing this type of work on trees may be a critical action to reduce the mechanical stress on individual branches or…
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