If you’re having trouble with large or overgrown trees, DH Tree Services can help. We provide a crown reduction service that is designed to improve your tree’s appearance while maintaining tree health. Crown reduction manages the height and spread of your tree’s branches using carefully targeted pruning techniques. Each pruning cut leaves a point for new tree growth, encouraging foliage to grow closer to the middle of the crown to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing tree shape.
As well as beautifying your garden, our crown reduction service brings many other benefits:
It can remove dead, decaying, diseased or damaged branches from trees, helping to protect people and buildings from the danger of falling branches.
- It can help to eliminate ‘sail’, which makes a tree vulnerable to falling down in high winds or during storms. (In some cases, crown thinning may be a better option for reducing sail – we can advise you on the best option for your site.)
- It can help to maintain trees at the optimal size for a given location, for example on public grounds or where trees may be encroaching upon adjacent properties.
- It can reduce the size of a tree’s root system, which can be especially useful if the roots may cause damage to buildings or if the root system is damaged or decaying. Tree roots can damage nearby buildings due to subsidence (which usually occurs in dry seasons and in clay-based soils when the tree takes up the available water, shrinking the soil and causing the building to sink) or heave (which usually occurs following tree removal from clay-based soils, so excess soil water causes the ground to rise).