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Tree Solutions Arboriculture Limited have been providing arboricultural and tree surgery services for approx. 20 years to domestic customers in the Thames Valley. The team which has been working with us for 10 years are all fully qualified with relevant degrees in Arboriculture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry and Agriculture.
Our staff are British Red Cross trained and are up to date with health and safety and government legislation to ensure we provide a safe work environment. We pride ourselves on building long-standing working relationships with clients and much of our business is through repeat work and recommendations as a result of our quality and competitive pricing structure.
Crown thinning is the removal of a small portion of secondary and small live branches to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaves species. Crown thinning includes crown cleaning and does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance or to lessen the weight of heavy branches.
Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and 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 causes large wounds which may jeopardise the long term future of the tree. Common reasons for crown lifting are to bring more light and give access for traffic. In the UK common practice dictates clearance for vehicles is 5.2 metres (17 feet), and for pedestrians 2.5 m (8 feet).
Crown reduction is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by the removal of the ends of branches whilst maintaining the tree’s natural shape as far as practicable.
Illustrations courtesy of European Arboricultural Council.
The removal or dead, dying, diseased, broken, crowded, weakly attached and low-vigour branches as well as climbing plants (eg ivy).