Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is a pruning method that focuses on reducing the size and weight of the overall canopy or of individual limbs. The goal of crown reduction can be to reduce the weight of a limb, to prune for appropriate clearance from structures by reducing the length of a limb, to repair storm damaged limbs or to obtain a desired shape/balance in a canopy. It is important to us that our clients in Tampa Bay understand the relevance of crown reduction and in particular the difference between “trimming” a tree and this preferred and more specific terminology that better describes what the client might need to meet their needs. Crown reduction is very relevant in storm prone areas since in mature trees it is one of the only methods to help mitigate risks of large branch or limb failure.