What you need to know about crown thinning and cleaning from Take A Bough

When our tree surgeons clean out and thin the crown of a tree branches are removed from within the tree crown in order to make it less dense. The natural size and shape of the tree is unaffected, but the wind resistance will be reduced and more light allowed to filter through. Tree crown thinning can also limit the amount of debris that is dropped naturally by the tree during gales or periods of extreme cold.

Thinning the tree’s crown will also include the removal of any crossed or suppressed branches and also the removal of any dead wood. The material left should contribute to an even crown in terms of density. This process will also limit the chances of future dead branches making the trees safer in urban London gardens. Tree crown thinning also substantially decreases the likelihood of a tree falling in high winds. Crown thinning also helps to slow down the growth rate of trees as there is less material competing for light.  Regular crown thinning can help avoid unnecessary crown reduction work.  Our tree surgeon will be able to advise you of the level of thinning necessary.


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