To reduce the crown of a tree is to reduce its size. It is the cutting back of branches to a growth point further into the crown, thus reducing the shape and size. Consideration must be directed to the severity of a reduction and the stress that it may place on the tree, given the species, maturity, and health of the tree.
It may be a pragmatic solution in a range of situations, for example, to contain the size of a tree in close proximity to a building, reduce stress on individual branches, or reduce shade. It is imperative that the original natural framework of the tree is retained and promoted, with as much of the leaf bearing branches kept as possible.
We ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with BS3998, and in line with currrent and necessary practice.