Crown Cleaning

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What is Crown Cleaning?

Crown cleaning is the removal of dead, diseased or dying branches from the crown to improve the overall health of the tree. Additionally, cleaning of the tree’s crown removes climbing plants which may be restricting the growth of the tree or constricting the branches.

Unlike Crown Thinning, this technique focuses on the removal of branches that are dead, dying or diseased instead of thinning out the crown's mass. The removal of unhealthy branches and climbing plants helps to improve the tree by:

  • Crown cleaning helps to reduce the sail effect of the tree’s crown, thus reducing the likelihood of the tree being pulled down in strong winds
  • Removal of the dead, diseased or weak branches reduces the potential of building or property damage from falling branches 
  • Improving the aesthetic look of the tree’s crown
  • The removal of dead, dying or diseased branches along with climbing plants reduces the density of the tree’s crown, which lessens the amount of sunlight it blocks. 

Hunter Tree Crown Cleaning Services

Our fully trained and knowledgeable tree surgeons can provide assessments on how to produce the best results for the crown cleaning during our quotation visit. However, if your tree is under a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or you live in a conservation area then your Local Authority may have specific guidelines regarding how a tree’s crown can be cleaned or trimmed. We would suggest that you consult your local council before undertaking the work. 

If you would like to arrange an assessment visit to assess your requirements, please contact us.