One of the residential services we offer at Premier Tree Surgeons is Crown thinning is a general tidy up of the crown, removing any dead, dying, damaged and smaller branches throughout the crown, to produce a uniform lighter density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species.

Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Material should be removed systematically throughout the tree and should not exceed more than 30% overall.

Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the canopy, reduce wind resistance, reduce weight (although this does not necessarily reduce leverage on the structure). It is rarely a once only operation, particularly on species that are known to produce large amounts of epicormic growth.

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