Crown lifting is the selective removal of the lower branches of a tree's crown to increase the distance between the base of the canopy and ground level. This method is effective for increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown.
Our experienced tree surgeons carefully select the lower branches for removal to ensure minimal damage to the tree. Crown lifting can achieve ground clearance of up to 15% of the total tree height. This service is necessary on roadside trees where ground clearance is important to allow vehicles to pass underneath. In the UK, common practice dictates that a ground clearance of 5.2 metres for vehicles and 2.5 metres for pedestrians.
It’s important to use a qualified tree surgeon to ensure large wounds are not left in the tree trunks. Large wounds can become decayed and cause life-threatening diseases in the tree. If you would like to find out more about our tree surgery services, please get in touch with us and we will be pleased to help.
Thames Valley Tree Care Ltd