crown reduction and shaping
This can be selectively reducing certain parts of the tree to bring back into shape or reduce end weight on a branch. It can also be reducing the whole crown of the tree usually no more than 30% of foliage area is recommended to be removed to avoid stress to the tree. Tree reductions are specified in metres to be reduced.
The main reason for a reduction is to allow more light into the surrounding area. It also reduces the sail effect on the crown therefore reducing wind loading upon the trees structure helping reduce the risk of failure and maintaining the amenity value of the tree in its location. A reduction is usually presented to a customer in metres eg reduce >2m in height from the tree and >1.5m on the sides. This method is a lot more accurate than percentages and is what the council requires if the tree is protected by TPO or in a conservation area and consent is needed to work on the tree or trees.
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Who we have worked with
We work at all scales: small and large domestic gardens, commercial, industrial and civil clients, plus rural and estates. We work closely with arboricultural consultants and councils.
With our equipment and expertise, we are also regularly called upon to carry out work for other tree surgery companies
We are on various local authorities' contractors lists, including Pendle, Ribble Valley and Lancashire County Council