We prepare our team to handle the job, environment and the weather conditions they will be facing. Our workspace, gear and equipment are then prepared for action.
We then execute our plan using our skilled climbers and well thought out strategy. After the job is done, we remove all traces of mess.
Our tools and equipment are checked for defaults. Then a final site sweep to make sure everything is in place and nothing is damaged.
What is Crown Lifting?
Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown.
Crown lifting should be specified with reference to a fixed point, for example, “crown lift to give 5m clearance above ground level”.
It would be good practice to avoid removing substantial branches growing directly from the trunk. This can cause large wounds on the trunk which may become extensively decayed as they struggle to seal over effectively due to their size. This will lead to long term problems of decay in the trunk of the tree or short term bio-mechanical instability.
Crown lifting on older, mature trees should be restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than their whole removal wherever possible.
If done correctly by an experienced tree surgeon, crown lifting can really help to open up the area around the tree.
Whenever we are undertaking a full Tree Reduction we will usually include some crown lifting as part of the tree pruning because it is such an effective method of increasing the transmission of light and a feeling of space in the garden.
The Before and After images below, show how effective crown lifting can be. This was a beech tree one of our tree surgery teams pruned last summer for a client in Altrincham, Cheshire.
Before Crown Lift
AFTER Crown Lift
Common Crown Lifting Misconceptions
Altrincham Tree Surgeons
- Is Crown lifting difficult?
With the correct training and experience, crown lifting tree surgery is relatively quick and easy to do.
- What is crown lift tree surgery good for?
Increasing the level of light getting in and around the base of the tree, which is great for allowing more late afternoon/evening sun through.
Crown Lifting Advice
Crown lifting is quick and relatively easy to do, however, lack of training and knowledge can result in damage to the tree. When performed correctly, crown lift tree surgery can be good for a number of different things and can be easily maintained.
We’ve picked out a few points of advice for you to take into consideration. However, if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lack of experience and training can lead to serious damage to your tree and can also leave you with an unsightly, out of place tree.
Pruning too close to the tree collar can lead to potential decay which can spread to the tree trunk causing further damage.
Branches should be carefully selected to ensure your tree is left looking natural and healthy – as opposed to over pruned and unnatural.
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Bafta award-winning cameraman for ITN News
“Nick’s team were prompt, efficient, experts, friendly and tidy. A fantastic crew who are clearly dedicated to their profession.”
Lead singer of 80’s pop sensation Swing Out Sisters – Breakout!
“Dear Nick, hope you had a great holiday. Than you so much for your prompt and efficient work. The team were excellent – our garden is now light and clear without looking stripped and bare. The guys were great – and a credit to you. thank you so much for all the hard work – It’s much appreciated.”
Lars Van De Goor
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“I took a quick look at your website, you are the trees barber. Nice to see you take care of the trees with so much respect”
Manchester United and England
“Professional, efficient and friendly team. Great job cutting back all the trees along the side of the house.”
Founder of SJM Promotions and owner of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Football Club
“Great team… worked really well together. Left the garden very tidy. Will have them back any time. Good job done!”
Premier League winner 2015/2016
“Many thanks Nick for a great job!”
J & N Johnson
Owners of Altrincham Market
“We have been customers for several years. We love the sensitivity of the whole team to the welfare of the trees as well as the aesthetics of the garden and surrounding landscape. Work in our grounds over the years has ranged from gentle pruning to the efficient felling of really large trees, each time the teamwork and the speed of work has been astonishing, from dealing with preservation orders to carting away debris. Pricing is keen: having all the equipment and professionals in-house certainly keeps the cost down.”
Goalkeeping Coach at Manchester City FC
“Excellent work, great price, really pleasant guys. Reduced a large sycamore tree and left everything spotless in about 2 hours. Highly recommended.”