Crown Thinning involves selectively removing branches evenly from throughout the crown of the tree, but without changing the overall shape and size of the tree
If you are trying to aesthetically improve your garden, it is common practice to thin the crowns of any trees to let more light through the canopy. This allows plants which are in the tree’s shadow to receive more light and thrive better.
Common reasons for crown thinning include:
- To increase light penetrating the canopy
- Removal of dead or damaged limbs
- Reduce the weight of heavy branches
It is important that this kind of general upkeep be carried out regularly, in order to maintain the good health and structure of the tree.
It is also common practice to remove any crossing branches, to help improve and maintain the structural integrity of the tree.
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