Crown Thinning

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Reduce the density of foliage

When more light or air is required through the canopy of a tree, crown thinning can be carried out.

An Arbeco tree surgeon will select branches to be removed from the tree so that the overall size and outline of the tree’s crown is unchanged, but the branches and therefore the foliage are less densely packed.

Before and after crown thinning

© Arbeco Ltd.

The spread of the tree’s branches remains largely unchanged, but more sunlight can dapple through the thinner mass, allowing woodland plants below the tree to thrive.

This helps trees to manage strong winds by allowing air to move freely through it and increases light throughout the tree.

  • Tree before crown thinning Before Crown Thinning © Arbeco Ltd.
  • Tree after crown thinning After Crown Thinning © Arbeco Ltd.

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