This poor little Birch, had received an unsympathetic crown reduction in the past. This resulted in the overly-thick branching in the crown. A crown reduction restored it to what it should be like.
These photos show trees that have been pruned by crown reduction, where the lateral branches are reduced in length by a specified amount. Generally, no more that 25-30% of the crown is removed in any one case.
This 200 year old Beech was infected with the decay fungus 'Kretschmaria Deusta', which causes stems to fracture. This has happened to a number of such trees on the Essex Wildlife Trust Reserve this tree stood in. Due to the proximity of a public footpath, it was decided this tree would have to go. You can see the stain caused by the fungal infection in the base of the trunk after the fell.
This large Oak tree was removed due to its proximity to a listed building in Warley. It would have taken about four days to remove by conventional rigging techniques, so we decided to use a crane. The crane enabled us to take off large piece of the tree at once and we had it down by 1pm, the rest of the day and the day after, was taken up with cutting and removing the large volume of logwood.
Sometimes, a simple crown lift is all that is required to prune a tree. In these photo's, an oak was crown lifted over a roof to clear the tiles and guttering and also to enable more light through the lower windows. The second photo shows a 'vista prune'. The Ash was lifted to give a much nice view of some lovely countryside Bordeaux.