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Crown Reductions in Ipswich & Suffolk

As much as we all love to see nature thrive, sometimes trees grow widely and cover more area than needed. In such cases, it becomes necessary to cut them back down to a reasonable size. Tree crown reduction is the process of pruning the branches of a tree to reduce the height or spread of its crown.

The aim of this tree canopy reduction is to bring it back to a more manageable size while also preserving the overall shape and structure of the tree.

Take a look below at some of the facts regarding tree crown reduction.

Why Should I Consider a Crown Reduction?

There are several reasons why a tree crown reduction might be useful. One reason is that if the branches become too large and heavy, they could break and potentially cause some damage on their way down. A crown reduction will help reduce this weight so any branches remain in place.

Another reason for crown reduction is if the foliage has overgrown or become unruly, either by accident such as with bad pruning or due to strong winds. To prevent the foliage from obstructing views or interfering with nearby structures and power lines, a crown reduction can be extremely useful.

Crown reductions can also help reduce a tree’s wind resistance and help increase its uptake of water through its roots.

Benefits of Crown Reductions

  • As trees grow and age, some of their branches will begin to die off. If left alone they will eventually break off, possibly causing property damage or even injury. Rather than leaving them to break off and fall on something, crown reductions will remove them safely.
  • By cutting back on overgrown foliage, your tree can potentially become healthier. Less competing branches and leaves means better access to sunlight for growth. This can be particularly beneficial for fruit trees as it may enable them to produce a better crop in the coming year.
  • While it is easy to ignore trees on your property, an unruly looking tree can make your plot look less appealing and potentially lower its value. Tree canopy reduction will make your garden look attractive and increase its overall appeal.

Are There Any Risks Involved?

While crown reduction might seem like an easy task, it can potentially damage the tree if not done professionally. Reductions should be as small as possible to reduce the amount of damage to the tree. In addition, cuts should only be made where the tree is able to recover and remain healthy.

To avoid serious damage to the tree, crown reductions should only be carried out by trained professionals like our expert, qualified team.

Contact Arc Tree Surgery for Crown Reductions in Ipswich & Suffolk

With over ten years of crown reduction expertise in Suffolk - covering Ipswich, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and further. ARC Tree Surgery can assist you with all your crown reduction needs. Our skilled, friendly, certified, and insured team of tree surgeons is at your disposal. Having dealt with trees in Suffolk for many years, we have a lot of expertise in the area. For more information, please contact us via the form below or give us a call to get a quote on 01449 722795 today.

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