If you are wanting to prune your tree, your tree surgeon may recommend that they do ‘crown thinning’ for your tree. This is the removal of select branches to thin out the fullness of the tree.
Why would you do crown thinning to a tree?
Shaping your tree
Crown thinning is an excellent way to re-shape a tree. An arborist can remove branches which are too close to others or branches that are weak. Sometimes you will have branches that cross over and rub against each other – these would be pruned.
Let in the light in
A tree can get bushy over time. But it can get too dense too. When leaves and branches are not getting enough light and nutrients, it is recommended to thin the tree out. Your tree will be stronger and healthier for it in the long run.
Stronger in stormier conditions
In periods of high winds, when a tree is too dense the tree is likely to be uprooted. As the wind cannot easily pass through, the tree topples over. If it is a large tree can do a lot of damage to the grounds and nearby buildings, fences etc. It may also fall and obstruct a road; causing a great deal of inconvenience.
An overgrown tree can become a fabulous place for insects and disease to thrive. In the crown thinning process branches which have evidence of insect or disease/damage will be cut off.
Better growth for the tree
When trees have been thinned out, it gives it a better chance of producing flowers and fruit. Why? Because there will be fewer branches competing for sunlight and they have a better chance of receiving the nutrients that they need.
Crown thinning is more expensive than tree pruning, but it will reap rewards going forward.
By hiring a professional tree surgeon to undertake crown thinning, you can expect to enjoy many years of benefit to the tree.
At Tree Surgeon Essex, we offer the following tree services across Havering, Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford:
Tree removal or felling trees
Crown lifting or Crown raising
Emergency tree care
Call us today on: 01708 578 017