Crown Lifting, Thinning and Reductionsfa2019-06-06T15:12:31+01:00
This is the process of reducing and/ or removing lower limbs of trees, to create a desired form, or to avoid an obstruction and provide clearance. A practice commonly used over footpaths, carriageways, or even in the garden when the low limbs are obstructing a simple task like mowing the lawn.
This common approach to managing trees in the urban environment allows more light and airflow to penetrate through the canopy, more wind resistance and less branch weight, producing a healthier, less dense crown. The pruning of secondary and tertiary limbs reduces the crowns density without reducing the size and shape of the tree.
There are many reasons to perform a crown reduction. The tree is too large for its surroundings, a weak branch structure has formed, the tree is providing excessive shading, loss of light etc. This process reduces the size (height and spread) of the whole crown of the tree. FutureArb can complete crown reductions by climbing the tree and if needed using rigging techniques, or if necessary using a MEWP (mobile elevated work platforms).