Manchester Tree Surgeons

Crown Lifting

Find out about out crown lifting tree services


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.

Quality Control

Our tools and equipment are checked for defaults. Then a final site sweep to make sure everything is in place and nothing is damaged.

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What is Crown Lifting?

Crown lifting refers to the removal of lower branches on a tree to increase the clear space below the foliage of a tree. This entails removing larger branches from the very bottom of the tree as opposed to removing small branches (crown thinning).

When lifting the crown of a tree you are restricted to lifting to a maximum of ⅓ of the overall tree height – any more than this can cause irreversible tree damage. You should only consider crown lift tree surgery when the following issues occur:

  • When more light or view is needed from below a crown
  • When a tree canopy needs to be separated from the ground.

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Common Crown Lifting Misconceptions

Manchester 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.

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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.

Tree Collar

Pruning too close to the tree collar can lead to potential decay which can spread to the tree trunk causing further damage.

Tree appearance

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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