Tree Crown Reduction Rye

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A crown reduction is a useful way to reduce the height of an overhanging tree by trimming branches and shaping the canopy. This can be a perfect solution if your tree has become top-heavy and is at risk of breaking in strong winds or other weather conditions

 As a tree surgeon, there are many factors to consider when undertaking crown reduction. At Rye Tree Surgeons we take into account the desired final size and shape of the tree, along with its health and vigor. We also consider its location and purpose, so that we can help you get the most out of your trees.

For example, a tree that is close to a house or power line will require a different approach than a tree in an open area.

Crown reduction is a complex pruning technique that experienced tree surgeons should only carry out. Rye Tree Surgeons have the knowledge and experience to carry out crown reduction safely and effectively. Contact us anytime to find out how we can help with tree pruning services.

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What is Tree Crown Reduction?

Tree Crown Reduction is the selective pruning of tree branches to reduce the overall size of the tree canopy. This technique is often used when a tree has grown too large for its location or when its branches are causing hazards or interfering with utilities.


Why Would I Need Tree Crown Reduction?

There are several reasons you might need to reduce the size of your tree’s canopy. Maybe the tree is growing too close to a power line, or it’s blocking your view of the street. Tree crown reduction can also help reduce the wind resistance of a tree, making it less likely to be uprooted in strong winds.


How is Tree Crown Reduction Done?

Tree crown reduction is typically done by pruning back the branches of a tree. This can be done by hand or with the help of a machine such as a chainsaw. The amount of pruning required will depend on how large the tree is and how much its growth needs to be stunted. We can advise you of the works that are required when we carry out our initial survey.


Are There Any Risks Associated With Tree Crown Reduction?

Some risks are associated with tree crown reduction, but these are typically minor. The most common risk is damage to the tree itself, which can occur if the branches are pruned back too far. Tree crown reduction can also cause a temporary increase in sap flow, attracting pests such as bees and wasps.


How Much Does Tree Crown Reduction Cost?

The cost of tree crown reduction will vary depending on the size of the tree and the amount of work required. We will be able to provide you with a quotation after we have assessed the extent of the works required. Call us anytime to arrange a survey. 


When Should Tree Crown Reduction Be Done?

Tree crown reduction should be done when the tree is dormant, typically during the winter months. This is because the tree will be less likely to suffer from stress when it is not actively growing.


Where Can I Find Tree Crown Reduction Services?

At Rye Tree Surgeons we can take care of all your crown reduction needs in Rye and the surrounding areas of East Sussex. We have all the necessary skills that will be required to ensure your tree crown reduction works are completed swiftly and to a very high standard. 

Do I Need a Tree Crown Reduction Permit?

You may need a tree crown reduction permit if the tree is located in a conservation area or if a Tree Preservation Order protects it. You should check with your local authority to see if you need a permit before doing any work on your tree.


What Are Tree Crown Reduction Best Practices?

There are a few best practices to keep in mind when reducing the size of your tree’s canopy:

  1. Always prune back branches gradually over time rather than taking them off all at once. This will help the tree to better recover from the pruning.
  2. Ensure that the cuts you make are clean and even, as this will help the tree heal more quickly.
  3. Avoid removing too much of the tree’s leaves, putting unnecessary stress on the tree.


Are There Any Tree Crown Reduction Alternatives?

If you’re looking for alternatives to tree crown reduction, you might consider tree topping or pollarding. Tree topping involves completely cutting the tops of trees, while pollarding involves cutting trees back to their stumps. These alternatives can be more extreme than tree crown reduction and should only be done if necessary. We are happy to discuss all these options upon carrying out a free initial survey.

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I’ve had issues with an oak tree for some time, and have had various tree surgeons assess it, but most were either unsure how to tackle its removal or their prices were exceptionally high. After speaking to Kanye, he promptly arranged a site visit, and worked out a plan of action on how to remove it. I would totally recommend him to anyone looking for a professional arborist.

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We cover all of Rye and the surrounding areas of East Sussex. If you found our site by searching for ‘Tree Surgery near me’ or ‘tree felling near me’ then we almost certainly will cover your area too.

Whatever your requirements are, please do get in touch and we will take care of your needs swiftly.

This is a photo of over grown trees needing crown reduction in Rye.

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