Crown Reduction


People often confuse crown reduction with topping a tree. It is important to know the difference between both as it is at the core of maintaining a tree. Experts recommend not to remove more than 20 percent of a tree’s canopy as it can have an adverse effect on a tree. It can reduce the capacity of a tree to produce its food by photosynthesis.

Topping a tree removes a large proportion of its foliage, with the result that a tree is either left with very little, or no foilage. It is, therefore, a good idea to consider removing a tree completely, rather than topping it.

When the trunk and stems of a tree get decayed due to topping, new adventitious sprouts appear in order to step up the production of food by photosynthesis. The newly formed adventitious sprouts are weak and run the risk of dying out.

Crown reduction makes it possible to reduce the size of an overgrown tree. The idea is to cut off the ends of branches to shorten a longer limb. The shorter limbs foster better growth in the interior parts of a tree, and increases its lifespan in the process.

Crown reduction helps strengthen the trees, which are stripped away multiple times. One of its advantages is that it does not change the appearance of a tree.

Many tree care service providing companies are unaware of the fact that topping is a malpractice. Once it is done, a majority of such companies show little or no interest to follow it through, which can make things worse.

Crown Reduction requires experience, precision and skill on the part of an arborist. We care for your trees. Our team of committed arbosrists have the expertise to provide Crown Reduction service for your trees with great care.