Manchester Tree Surgeons

Crown Reduction

Find out about our crown reduction 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.

What is Crown Reduction?

Manchester Tree Surgeons

Crown reduction usually involves carrying out some crown lifting and crown thinning, along with an overall reduction in the height and/or width of the tree. A poorly executed crown reduction can sometimes lead to the tree looking a little ‘butchered’ from too much reduction being carried out.

Our tree surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in carrying out crown reduction tree surgery whilst keeping the tree healthy, safe and natural looking.

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Common Crown Reduction Misconceptions

Anyone with a saw can carry out a crown reduction:
Tree surgeons with the incorrect skill set and experience will not be able to do this effectively. By choosing the right company there really is no excuse for butchering a tree and leaving an unsightly monstrosity. We recommend asking for pictures and evidence of previous crown reductions before choosing your tree surgeon.

Crown reduction can be carried out often:
Crown reduction should be carried out of the following occurs:

  • The weight of potentially dangerous branches needs to be reduced
  • A tree is damaging or obstructing properties or walkways
  • A tree misshapen after a storm or bad pruning needs to be balanced

Crown reduction Advice

Crown reduction can be relatively straight forward when using contractors with the correct skillset and experience. By choosing a tree surgeon there really is no excuse for butchering a tree and leaving an unsightly monstrosity. We’ve picked out some of the most commonly asked questions and the most effective bits of advice regarding a crown reduction.

If you happen to have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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Lack of experience and training can shorten the lifespan of your tree and can lead to serious tree damage.


Pruning too close to the tree collar can lead to potential decay that can then spread to the tree trunk.


Branches should be carefully selected to ensure your tree is left looking natural and unhealthy as opposed to over pruned and unnatural.

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