Looking for a solution to let more light into your garden or reduce mechanical stress on your tree? Tree crown reduction may be the answer. In this process, the height and/or spread of a tree’s crown, which holds its leaves, is reduced while maintaining its shape. This can help the tree blend in better with its surroundings, increase the amount of light that reaches your garden, or alleviate stress on individual branches.
It’s important to note that crown reduction differs from crown thinning, which involves removing smaller branches from the outside of the crown to improve light and wind flow without altering the tree’s size or shape.
While tree crown reduction is typically more expensive than thinning, many tree surgeons offer both services. On average, you can expect to pay around £200 to £800 per tree for crown reduction.