Crown Lifting and Crown Reduction in Coventry
Sadly, so much green space around the world is lost every year to deforestation. Trees are felled and removed at an alarming rate. In residential properties, it’s very easy for home owners to see trees as a nuisance. However, there are a number of environmental benefits. This misunderstanding is often due to lack of knowledge as to a tree's vital roles: such as impeding flood waters in areas with high risk of floods. Rather than cutting haphazardly, we encourage our clients to take a more strategic approach to tree pruning.
A crown lift is one option to consider if you are thinking of removing some of the lower branches on a mature tree and raising the canopy upwards. It’s a wonderfully simple technique that we often use at Tree Surgeons Coventry, but that is often overlooked by other professionals. What’s more, crown pruning has been proven to have a positive impact on the health of your tree and the surrounding plant life. Our customers are often shocked at the difference a crown lift can provide. If you would like to know a little more about crown lifting, just give us a ring today!
We take a number of steps before determining that a crown lift would be appropriate for our customers. First, we assess the tree so as to determine how far up the tree trunk we may need to make the crown lift. For example, would you just like the bottom branches or a few layers removing? If you have a pine tree, perhaps you would like to clear the bottom branches so that you’re able to mow the lawn without an inconvenience. Or maybe, you’d like to let a little more light into the rooms that look onto the garden. Whatever the reason, we’ll be able to help you remove the necessary branches.
Reducing the size of the tree canopy, if not done properly, can cause significant stress to your tree. Unlike thinning, a crown reduction does not serve to maintain the natural boundaries of the tree. This means that decay can quickly spread through the cut branches. Crown reduction should be performed to: reduce the weight of potentially dangerous limbs, balance a misshapen tree, prevent the tree obstructing or damaging property or to prevent a tree from growing into power lines.
In many instances, it is not possible to reduce the size of the canopy as desired (or to the extent desired). This is because certain varieties of tree, such as Beech, are not suited to crown reduction. Pruning too much of the tree might create the desired outcome for a short amount of time, but can be the catalyst for disease or decay of the trunk or branches. Crown reduction should be considered when the root system of a tree has significant decay (making it particularly hazardous). If you’re unsure as to whether you require crown reduction, get in touch with us today and we will be able to advise you.