Our client in Wandsworth asked our tree surgeons to thin the crown and lift the crowns of these six fastigiate lime trees. These works had the effect of allowing more light into the area, limiting the debris that was falling on the parked cars and also avoiding the regrowth that a full crown reduction would have promoted. Due to the natural form of the trees, we had to consider the effect of the works on the appearance of these trees and their future growth. We advised and our client agreed that lifting and thinning the crowns would have the desired effect whilst leaving the trees as an aesthetic feature of the area in the short and long term.
About Crown Thinning and Cleaning
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.