What are your options for tree care
Pruning - Crown thinning
This is done to allow more light through to the crown without altering the overall shape and size of the tree. Crossing or rubbing branches are removed together with diseased wood. The tree is then pruned to reduce the crown density whilst retaining a natural shape.
Crown thinning is a pruning technique primarily used on hardwood trees. Crown thinning is the selective removal of stems and branches to increase light penetration and air movement throughout the crown of a tree. The intent is to improve a tree's structure and form while making life uncomfortable for tree pests.
Removal of deadwood from the crown or stem of a tree is important to reduce the risk of branches falling as well as the chance of disease compromising the tree
- keep away from traffic
- keep them away from a buildings
- make signs visible that were installed too far off the ground
- let in more light
- open up a desirable view
- create a lower trunk free of branches.