What Is Tree Crown Lifting?

Tree crown lifting is a method of tree trimming that involves cutting the lower branches of a tree to increase its crown height.

In many instances, crown raising can be set to raise the crown to a particular height above the ground. Frequently, tree crown lifting is performed in conjunction with tree crown reduction to maintain the tree’s beauty and healthy growth.

Poorly conducted tree crown lifting can result in wounds that leave the tree susceptible to disease and decay; therefore, it is crucial to hire a competent and qualified tree surgeon who understands the biology of the tree they are operating on.

Why is crown lifting so essential?

In urban areas, drooping or sagging low-hanging trees can be hazardous to people, property, and possessions. The trees are not only unattractive, but they can also obstruct vision and potentially impede vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Branches are also susceptible to snapping, breaking, and falling off the trees during stormy weather.

The Benefits Of Tree Crown Lifting

Tree crown lifting has a number of advantages, including:

  • Easy entry. By raising the tree’s crown, you can allow additional light into your yard or property without removing the tree entirely.
  • Access. Tree crown raising can increase under-tree accessibility, which may be necessary for garden furniture or automobiles.
  • Aesthetics. Tree crown raising can be used to improve the appearance of a tree by creating a more desired and uniform shape.

The Process

The large primary branches that grow directly from the trunk should be left when crown lifting trees as taking them out tends to cause large wounds that can lead to decay.

As such, crown lifting should be limited to secondary branches on mature and older trees. This shortens both the recovery time and stress on the trees. Crown lifting should be limited to no more than 50% of the crown’s height, according to the British standard for tree works BS3998:2010. This gives the crown at least two-thirds of the total height of the tree.

How much does tree crown lifting cost?

We cannot provide a fixed price for our tree crown lifting service because each person’s circumstances and needs are unique. We can, however, provide you with a FREE quote with just a few details.

Contact Us Today

North West Trees And Stumps has a team of highly skilled tree specialists who offer a variety of tree management services such as crown lifting. We carry out all services to the highest standards, delivered in a safe and professional manner, thanks to unrivalled levels of experience.

Contact us today for more information and inquiries about crown lifting or any other tree care issue. We will be delighted to assist.