Carried out to improve form and remove defects from trees. This type of pruning is important in standard to semi-mature trees.

Crown Lifting

Removal of lower branches to increase clearance beneath the canopy.

Crown Thinning

Removal of secondary branches from within the crown to reduce its density leaving a balanced tree with even growth throughout. This operation also allows for strong winds to move more freely through the tree’s canopy.

Crown Cleaning

A remedial operation for the removal of all defects i.e. dead wood, diseased, crossing, rubbing branches, etc., and allow light into the canopy which increases photosynthesis.

Crown Reduction and Reshaping

Removal of outer branches back to suitable growth points to reduce the crown’s overall size, or selected areas to reshape asymmetrical crowns.