Crown Reduction Before
Crown Reduction After
Crown Reduction - Tree Surgery
Crown Reduction – Brief Summary – the ends of all branches are reduced in length, back to the suitable growth points i.e. the side branches. As a result the entire tree crown is reduced both in size and volume, whilst retaining the natural shape of the tree species.
Crown Reduction Explained Further – The reduction in height and the spread of the crown portion (the foliage bearing areas) of a tree. Crown reduction can be done for a number of reasons. It may be used to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree. It can make the tree more suited to its immediate environmental conditions or, it may be to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc.
The final result should be that the main framework of the crown within the tree is retained along with a significant proportion of the leaf bearing structure whilst leaving a similar although smaller outline of the tree’s natural shape (not necessarily with a uniform symmetry however). Crown reduction cuts should be as small as possible (in general terms not exceeding 100mm in diameter unless there is a significant reason to do so). Chawton Park Tree Surgery can obviously advise on this.
Crown Thinning Before
Crown Thinning After
Crown Thinning - Tree Surgery
Crown Thinning – Brief Summary – The branches are removed from within the tree crown in order to make it consistently less dense. The natural shape of the tree is unaffected, but the ‘Sail Effect’ i.e. wind resistance is reduced and more light allowed to filter through the tree itself.
Crown Thinning Explained Further – This is the removal of a portion of the smaller branches which is usually at the outer crown. This process produces a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure.
Crown Thinning is generally used on the broad-leaved species of trees and generally does not alter the overall size or shape of the main structure itself. Foliage should be removed systematically throughout the tree and should not exceed the stated percentage and not more than 30% overall. The most common reasons for crown thinning is to allow more light to pass through the tree and reduce wind resistance.
Crown Lifting Before
Crown Lifting After
Crown Lifting - Tree Surgery
Crown Lifting – Brief Summary – This is the increasing the gap between ground level and the crown. This is normally achieved by removing the lowest branches of the crown to a specified or desired height depending on your requirements.
Crown Lifting Explained Further – Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches, or preparing of lower branches for future removal. This however does not normally include the removal of large branches that are growing directly from the trunk as it can potentially cause problems that could lead to long term problems. Crown lifting on older, mature trees should be avoided or restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than the whole removal wherever possible.
Crown lifting is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown but should be restricted to less than 15% of the live crown height and leave the crown at least two thirds of the total height of the tree.
Tree Felling is achieved by carefully making a series of cuts at the base of the trunk thus causing the tree to fall accurately and under control.
Sectional Felling is achieved by carefully dismantling a tree in small sections. This operation is usually undertaken using heavy duty rigging equipment, lowering ropes and skilled branch removal techniques.
Deadwooding is the removal of dead or dying branches usually for safety reasons or aesthetic. Larger dead branches can be safely retained (in order to provide natural habitats for birds and insects) by reducing their length and weight.
CONTACT CHAWTON PARK TREE SURGERY
D Jones, Alton
Chawton Park Tree Surgery have worked at our home caring for our trees a number of times over the years and have always provided a reliable,attentive and professional service. Their work is very thorough and their men leave the gardens clean & tidy. We are happy to recommend this skilled & motivated company.
J Harris, Selborne
Chawton Park Tree Surgery provide a thorough and complete service. From the preparation of reports and planning applications through to their tree-felling, surgery and maintenance. Chawton Park Tree Surgery maintain a consistently high standard, and continue to do so regularly across our property portfolio.