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.
Our tools and equipment are checked for defaults. Then a final site sweep to make sure everything is in place and nothing is damaged.
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.
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.
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.
Pruning too close to the tree collar can lead to potential decay which can spread to the tree trunk causing further damage.
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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Bafta award-winning cameraman for ITN News
“Nick’s team were prompt, efficient, experts, friendly and tidy. A fantastic crew who are clearly dedicated to their profession.”
Lead singer of 80’s pop sensation Swing Out Sisters – Breakout!
“Dear Nick, hope you had a great holiday. Than you so much for your prompt and efficient work. The team were excellent – our garden is now light and clear without looking stripped and bare. The guys were great – and a credit to you. thank you so much for all the hard work – It’s much appreciated.”
Lars Van De Goor
Award-winning tree photographer
“I took a quick look at your website, you are the trees barber. Nice to see you take care of the trees with so much respect”
Manchester United and England
“Professional, efficient and friendly team. Great job cutting back all the trees along the side of the house.”
Founder of SJM Promotions and owner of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Football Club
“Great team… worked really well together. Left the garden very tidy. Will have them back any time. Good job done!”
Premier League winner 2015/2016
“Many thanks Nick for a great job!”
J & N Johnson
Owners of Altrincham Market
“We have been customers for several years. We love the sensitivity of the whole team to the welfare of the trees as well as the aesthetics of the garden and surrounding landscape. Work in our grounds over the years has ranged from gentle pruning to the efficient felling of really large trees, each time the teamwork and the speed of work has been astonishing, from dealing with preservation orders to carting away debris. Pricing is keen: having all the equipment and professionals in-house certainly keeps the cost down.”
Goalkeeping Coach at Manchester City FC
“Excellent work, great price, really pleasant guys. Reduced a large sycamore tree and left everything spotless in about 2 hours. Highly recommended.”