The autumn dormant period is an ideal time to work on fruit trees and our tree surgery expertise were called on to thin out the re-growth on this very old pear tree in Wimbledon for a regular client. We heavily reduced this tree last year, and in order to extend the effect of the reduction, we thinned out the re-growth this year so that there was less material competing for light and so that the quality of the fruit next year will be greatly increased. Thinning will also have the effect of reducing the sail area of the crown, allowing more light into the garden, creating less debris and reducing the risk on limb failure if we have heavy winds or snowfall, this winter.
About Crown Reduction
When our London tree surgeons perform a tree crown reduction they ensure that all the branches are cut back to a suitable length and back to a suitable growth point. The entire crown is thereby reduced in size and volume but maintains a pleasing shape in line with the natural profile for the species.