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Is a Tree Crown Reduction Right For You?

Reducing canopy size stresses the tree because of the cuts required. Unlike a thinning cut, a drop-crotching cut does not cut back to a natural boundary, this means that decay can spread quickly inside cut branches. So needless to say, you need to hire an experienced tree surgeon to carry out this kind of work. We have been performing the most intricate kinds of tree surgery for a number of years, and our crown reduction Suffolk services are regarded by many as the best in the area.

Providers of the Crown Reductions Suffolk Has to Offer

Crown Reduction is a pretty severe method of pruning trees. It can stress the tree due to the cuts required, unlike a thinning or drop-crotching cut, which doesn’t cut back the natural boundary. The potential hazard of a crown reduction is the spreading of decay inside the cut branches. When tackled by an inexperienced tree surgeon, crown reduction can cause lots of damage. We will pay you a visit to take a close look at your tree, and intensify any other factors in the surrounding area that could influence our decision. If one of our tree surgeons decides that crown reduction is the best course of action, we will get to work as soon as it suits you.

Our methodical, informed approach has made us the provider of crown reductions Suffolk clients know that they can trust.

When a Crown Reduction is Appropriate

While tree crown reduction can be a severe step to take, in a few cases it is the most appropriate one to take. Crown reduction can be used for the following reasons:

  • The need to reduce weight of potential dangerous limbs
  • To create a balance of a lop sided storm damaged tree
  • Making sure trees do not obstruct or damage buildings and property.
  • If the tree is interfering with overhead telephone and power lines.

The right methods of prevention

Over pruning can create decay in the trunk or branches and stimulate rapid epicormic growth that fills in the canopy as it quickly grows to it’s original size. It is sometimes more appropriate to remove the tree altogether and replace with new planting, although Crown reduction can be an answer. Crown reduction is also a preferred method to topping.

If a tree is structurally sound this method shouldn’t be used in storm prevention, and we would favour crown thinning as a preferred route to minimize any potential storm damage that may occur in the future. However, we will always take a close look at your tree to see if this is the most suitable method.

When decay is extensive

Crown reduction could also be considered when the root system of a large maturing tree is dramatically decaying, again rendering it a potential hazard to people and property. Our Suffolk tree surgeons know what to look for, and will be able to quickly identify decay in your tree. They’ll be on hand to answer any questions that you may have too, so you will be kept fully informed throughout the entire process.

 

What is a tree crown reduction?

A tree crown reduction is defined as the reduction in the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree. This is an all-over reduction, unlike something like a crown lifting. The result should be that the tree retains the main framework of its crown and have a similar outline. The only difference should be the overall reduction in size. A reduction needs to be meticulously planned in order to preserve the health of the tree, and tree surgeons should work in accordance with pre-determined measurements. We have plenty of experience carrying out this kind of tree surgery.

There are a number of reasons why we might decide, after a discussion with you, that a crown reduction is the best option for your tree. The first is that it can reduce the weight of the limbs, making it less likely that they will break. It can also help to re-balance the shape of a tree that may have been left looking uneven after storm damage or poor pruning. A crown reduction can lessen the effect that your tree has on its surroundings as well. It will stop it from obstructing or damaging buildings and property, and can stop it from coming into contact with overhead phone and power lines.

A tree crown reduction may sound simple enough to carry out, but it is actually one of the hardest types of tree surgery to perform successfully. After all, every cut made inflicts a wound on the tree – and the ability of the tree to withstand that wound and continue to grow full and healthy totally depends on the size, angle and position of the pruning cut. Only a trained tree surgeon will be able to judge when and where to make those cuts without damaging the tree. As a crown reduction involves significant pruning of a tree, it should be something that you only ever let a professional handle.

Experienced, Dedicated Tree Surgeons in Suffolk

Crown reduction can be time consuming and requires the expertise of a professional tree surgeon so not to damage the health of the tree. Luckily for you, our tree surgeons have plenty of experience carrying out this kind of work on trees all over Suffolk. We work in accordance with the latest health and safety guidelines, and use the very best equipment when carrying out our work. Not only does this keep us safe – but our care and commitment to correct procedures will ensure that you and your property are protected too. Your tree is in the safest possible hands with us, that’s for sure.

One thing to remember is a tree will always revert back to its normal size. When your tree begins to grow back to its former size, it’s important to call us rather than trying to trim it yourself. We will be able to keep your tree in great condition, trimming and shaping it to promote optimum health – all while keeping it to a manageable height and width.

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