WHAT IS CROWN LIFTING A TREE?

As a homeowner or commercial property owner, you know that the limbs, branches and canopies of trees don’t keep themselves trim on their own. They require special work from professionals who ensure that the trees are kept healthy, beautiful and safe.

Tree crown lifting is the removal of lower branches to lift the height of the crown’s base. It’s carried out to increase the clearance between the ground and the lower branches. It’s also used to reduce weight from a tree and allow more light to pass through the branches.


 

WHY IS CROWN LIFTING IMPORTANT?

 

In urban areas, low hanging trees that droop or sag can mean trouble for people, property and possessions. Not only do the trees look unattractive, they can also obstruct vision and possibly interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The trees are also susceptible to branches snapping, breaking and falling off during adverse weather conditions.

BENEFITS OF CROWN LIFTING:

·         Creates a higher tree canopy

·         Keeps the branches away from passing traffic.

·         Keeps the branches away from buildings

·         Opens up desirable views otherwise blocked by the tree’s lower branches

·         Allows more light to stream through the canopy

PROPER CROWN LIFTING PROCEDURE

When crown lifting trees, the large primary branches that grow directly from the trunk should be left. Removing them creates large wounds that can lead to decay.

Crown lifting mature and older trees should be restricted to the secondary branches. This reduces recovery time and minimises stress for the trees. As recommended by the British standard for tree works BS3998:2010, crown lifting should be restricted to no more than 50% of the crown’s height. This leaves the crown at least two thirds of the tree’s total height.

GET IN TOUCH WITH GGM

GGM has a team of highly skilled tree specialists who provide a wide range of tree management services including crown lifting. Backed by unrivalled levels of experience, we carry out all services to the top highest standards, delivered in a safe and professional manner.

For more information and enquiries about crown lifting or any tree care matter, contact us today. We will be more than happy to help.

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