Crown Raising

this Holly was crown lifted and shaped to clear a vista
What is Crown Raising?

When looking to move the crown of a tree upwards there are various options that can be used which offer slightly different results. One of these options is crown raising.

Crown Raising involves removing the lateral branches of a tree, these are the branches that grow out of the main limb or scaffold of the tree, but not removing the lower limbs themselves. This helps to give the tree a better shape while increasing the distance from the bottom of the canopy to the ground, thus granting improved clearance for traffic, pedestrians or garden buildings.

Additionally, if crown raising is used from an early age it helps to shape the lower canopy of the tree reducing the need for continuous or yearly pruning. The reduction in pruning benefits the health of the tree by decreasing the amount and length/depth of the cuts to it.

Hunter Tree Crown Raising Services

Our fully trained and knowledgeable tree surgeons can provide assessments during our quotation visit. We will provide guidance on the percentage of the crown that should be raised and which branches are suitable, to ensure that the tree is not harmed by the works.

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 for any reduction or raising of the tree’s crown. We would suggest that you consult your local council before undertaking the work.

If you would like to arrange a quotation visit to assess your requirements, please contact us.