Our client in Richmond asked our team of expert tree surgeons for advice concerning this truly enormous eucalyptus which had never been pruned.
We would never advise removing significant growth from a tree like this because it would not be possible to do so and retain a portion of the tree which would be an asset to the garden. Instead we advised the owner that the best course of action would be to give the tree a light pruning and thinning to contain its development and limit the amount of shade and debris.
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.