Crown lifting or raising means removing the lower or descending branches of the tree. The practice is carried out to increase the clearance between the ground level and the lower branches either to allow access below the tree for ease of mowing, to clear sight lines, improve views or allow light to penetrate to the ground.
Crown raising is a remarkably effective way of increasing the amount of light and space in your garden and can be used to reduce the canopy of the tree by as much as 15%.
Where trees overhang roads and footpaths crown raising can be a useful way to create the clearance needed for both pedestrians and traffic to pass under the tree and is a much better alternative to removing the tree altogether.
Crown raising is definitely a technique that should be left to the experts as doing a lift on a mature tree should be restricted to secondary or minor branches wherever possible in order to avoid large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long-term problems or more short-term biomechanical instability.
Our highly qualified tree surgeons have vast wealth of experience with this type of tree surgery and use the latest tree cutting techniques and equipment, all to BS3998 standards. Should you require any further advice on which options can offer the best solution for your requirements please contact us Ludlow Tree Company.