Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and shape or to improve the quality of flowers, fruit or timber. Proper pruning and maintenance can help trees becoming unsightly, diseased and/or potentially dangerous.
Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance, reduce weight.Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller/tertiary branches, usually at the outer crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure.
Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal.
The reduction in height and/or spread of the crown (the foliage bearing portions) of a tree. Crown reduction may be used to activate mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc.
Non-living branches or stems due to natural ageing or external influences. Deadwood provides essential habitats and its management should aim to leave as much as possible, shortening or removing only those that pose a risk.
Where a tree becomes a safety issue, creates structural damage or has simply grown oversized for its location it may be necessary to dismantel and remove.
Remaining or nuisance tree stumps can be ground down to a suitable level with a dedicated machine to regain ground area or to remove from sight or possible danger.