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Crown reduction, thinning & lifting


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. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree.


Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal. Good practice dictates crown lifting should not normally include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long term problems or more short term biomechanical instability. 


The reduction in height and/or spread of the crown (the foliage bearing portions) of a tree. Crown reduction may be used to reduce 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. 

(Source: The Arboricultural Association)



Felling is the process of cutting down a tree as close to ground level as is practical.


The majority of gardens feature a hedge or a hedge row of some description;  these features provide you with privacy and in some cases security.

Hedge trimming ensures the hedge remains neat, tidy and an attractive feature of your garden. Cutting back your hedges regularly will avoid the need for drastic cut backs, in some cases this can be unsightly due to the amount of growth that is cut back, keeping your hedges maintained every year or less will avoid this sort of pruning.


When trees are felled or fall, their stumps should be removed to prevent suckering and fungal root rots. Although often large and heavy, stumps can be removed with the right equipment and technique, or removed by weedkiller.

(Source: Royal Horticultural Society)


Every pruning cut inflicts a wound on the tree. The ability of a tree to withstand a wound and maintain healthy growth is greatly affected by the pruning cut – its size, angle and position relative to the retained parts of the tree.

(Source: The Arboricultural Association)


Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to that height.

(Source: Royal Horticultural Society)

Emergency tree work

For windblown, storm damaged or fallen trees, I am Lumberjack can certainly offer an efficient safe service for your emergency.

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