What is a crown reduction
Updated: Aug 20, 2022
In a crown reduction, we cut a pre-determined length from every branch that makes up the outer edge of the crown, thus reducing the overall height and spread of the tree. When done well, the tree should still have a natural appearance whilst being smaller in size. Crown reductions are performed for a variety of reasons, the most common are: To reduce the size of a tree which is outgrowing its environment, eg an urban garden; to allow more sunlight into a garden or window or to reduce the weight of branches on a tree which may have poor form or be in a state of decline.