Pruning & Crown Reduction

Pruning & Crown Reduction

The principal of crown reductions and pruning is to reduce in height and/or spread of the crown (the foliage bearing portions) of a tree. Crown reduction may be used to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss.


At Bronzeleaf all of our tree surgeons conform to British standards BS3998 (2010).


Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller branches. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Material should be removed systematically throughout the tree, should not exceed the stated percentage and not more than 30% overall.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal.

Dead Wooding

As a tree matures it is completely natural for it to produce dead and dying wood. The general process of “dead wooding” is to remove dead, dying and diseased branches through out the crown, this is usually done primarily for safety reasons.

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