Tree Crown Thinning involves the thinning out of branches within the structure of the tree itself, so that the overall outline shape and size of the tree remains the same. Typically, dead and diseased branches are removed first followed by crossing and rubbing branches and then if necessary, further branches are removed to achieve the maximum desired effect. The extent to which a tree can be thinned is determined in part by the species and also by the nature of the branch structure.
Tree Crown Thinning is usually carried out to;
- Improve light conditions
- Reduce wind strain on the tree
- improve the health of a tree
- improve the form and balance of a tree