Crown Thinning Birmingham

Crown Thinning service in Birmingham and Greater Birmingham area. Free quote, no obligation. We strive to provide you with the best advice and always consider tree cutting as a last resort measure. 

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Crown Thinning Birmingham

Crown Thinning Birmingham offers experienced, professional tree care services to help you maximize the health and beauty of your trees.

Our certified arborists employ a specialized technique known as crown thinning that is used to selectively remove up to 40% of the foliage from the outer canopy of a tree in order to reduce its overall size without compromising its structural integrity.

By providing this service, we can ensure that your trees remain healthy and attractive while also maintaining their safety for years to come. Contact us today so our team of experts can assist you with all your tree care needs!

What is Crown Thinning?

Crown thinning is a horticultural pruning technique used to reduce the density of a tree’s foliage while preserving its natural shape.

This process results in greater light penetration and air circulation throughout the crown of the tree, which can improve both its health and aesthetics.

Crown thinning helps to reduce wind resistance and protect against storm damage by decreasing the overall weight on the limbs. When done correctly, this technique also improves flowering potential as well as enhances fruit production.

Ultimately, proper crown thinning will help ensure that your trees stay healthy for many years to come.

Benefits of Crown Thinning

The benefits associated with proper crown thinning include improved air flow around your tree’s trunk which helps reduce pest infestations; 


  • Increased access to sunlight for photosynthesis (this encourages healthy new growth); 
  • Better views from windows/doors due to reduced foliage density; 
  • Less strain is placed upon weak limbs – meaning they don’t need replacing so often;
  • Fewer leaves mean less mess during the autumn months! Allowing gardeners more time each year spent enjoying their gardens instead cleaning up fallen debris!
  • If you plan on doing any major landscaping work near your tree’s roots then having them undergo regular pruning sessions may help reduce potential root damage caused by excavation efforts further down the line.

About us

We are a team of professional tree surgeons specializing in tree services in Birmingham. We offer a wide range of tree-related services, including tree pruningstump removal, tree felling, and tree removal. We have been providing these services for over a decade with an outstanding track record of delivering quality services related to tree care.

Our team is composed of highly skilled and experienced arborists who are committed to providing efficient and effective services to every customer they work with. We have been serving the local area for many years and have built a reputation for providing outstanding services that we’re immensely proud of.

We specialize in full tree cutting services in Birmingham, and our team is highly experienced in removing trees of all sizes in a safe and eco-friendly way. Whether you have a tree that needs to be removed to create more light for your property, or you want dead or dying trees removing for health and safety reasons, our team can help you.

Our team of highly skilled tree surgeons will first assess the health of the tree before deciding on the best approach to safely removing it. We have the latest tools and equipment to ensure that we can remove trees with minimum disruption while adhering to all legal regulations.

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Crown Thinning Services

Certified Tree Surgeons

As highly skilled and experienced tree surgeons in Birmingham, we have the expertise to efficiently deal with all types of trees, from the smallest saplings to towering giants.

Every job we undertake is approached with professionalism, and we always prioritize the health of the trees we work with.

We offer an extensive range of tree surgery services, including tree removal, tree pruning, stump removal, and more.

Our teams have been trained to the highest standard, and we always prioritize safety when working on tree felling projects.

Tree Pruning

We also offer a comprehensive range of tree pruning services, including the pruning of dead or weak branches and crown thinning. We are highly skilled in the art of tree surgery and pruning, and we can effectively manage your trees in a way that promotes healthy growth and prolongs their lifespan. Our team of professional tree surgeons has extensive experience in pruning trees of all sizes, ensuring that they thrive and remain strong. We are always willing to offer expert advice on tree surgery to our customers.

Stump Grinding

After removing a tree, it's essential to remove the stump for a clean finished look.

Our team will ensure that the necessary stump removal process is carried out so that your property is completely cleared of trees. We use specialized equipment to grind the stumps into mulch, which eliminates any trip hazards and eye sores.

Our team will efficiently handle any grinding of the remaining stump, ensuring that your outdoor space remains beautiful and functional.


Our full Crown Thinning Process

Our process always starts with a telephone consultation with our customer and / or email discussion. At this stage of the process our expert tree surgeon or our secretary Michelle (who is also trained in tree surgery) will ask for images of the tree to be removed.

Our tree surgeon teams will look at the photograph and start outlining a plan of action, together with a free quotation.

The quote is then issued to the customer, who will then invite our local tree surgeon on site for a more complete and thorough tree surveys.

The tree surgeon will discuss with the clients additional requirements and questions such as:

  • In which direction and angle can the tree surgeons can operate to cut the tree?

  • Is there any alternative solutions such as tree trimming, tree maintenance, tree thinning that could be performed in order to minimise the impact on the local environment?

  • What needs to be done with the tree stump once the tree is cut? Does the customer want our local tree surgeons to also remove it?

  • How to realise full site clearance once the tree is cut?

  • What additional tree service might be needed?

Our reliable tree surgeon will make sure that all details are properly mapped out and answered.

Manchester tree surgeons always prioritize public safety whenever we handle tree removal projects. Before starting any work, our Manchester tree surgeon will carry out a complete risk assessment of the location and trees to be felled.

We carefully consider any potential hazards and create a safe working environment for our team, yourself and your property, ensuring that everyone stays safe.

After the assessment and administrative aspects have been handled, we proceed with the tree removal, tree felling, or tree pruning according to the predetermined agreement.

We use our latest equipment and proper security protocol to remove the tree and prune or cut the branches. We clear away the debris and leave the site clean and safe for future use.

The removal of a tree is a complex process and follows a number of pre-determined steps.

1) Clear the area

There should be room around the tree for it to lay flat on the ground once it comes down.

Our tree surgeon will estimate the height of the tree and clear whatever he or she can from the immediate area.

2) Tree survey

The tree surgeon will check which way the tree leans naturally as this could help determine the best direction it should fall.

The tree surgeon will pay particularly close attention to any areas of decay as it could affect the fall of the tree.

3) Escape route

In the unlikely event that tree was to start to fall out of control, the tree surgeon will want a clear path to run in the other direction.

The tree surgeon will make sure that other areas around the tree are free of obstacle.

4) Chose the right equipment

Depending on the size of the tree, the tree surgeon may be able to cut it down with a handsaw. Larger trees with a trunk diameter of a foot or more require more power from a chainsaw.

5) Start the undercut

The tree surgeon will cut a V-shape at a 45-degree angle at the bottom of the side he wants the tree to fall on.

This undercut will be about a quarter of the tree’s diameter deep.

6) Start the backcut

The tree surgeon will then go to the opposite side of the tree and cut straight through about two inches above the undercut.

This will release the stress on the tree trunk.

7) Move out of the way

The tree surgeon will step aside as the tree falls in a controlled way in the planned direction.

Once the tree has been removed, the Manchester tree surgeons will eliminate the remaining tree stump entirely.

The Manchester tree surgeon team has the tools and experience to safely and efficiently remove any tree stump, grinding it to the ground to make your outdoor space safe and hazard-free.

Once all the tree work has been completed in a professional manner, our tree surgeons will clean up the garden.

This includes removing any branches, leaves or debris from your garden and disposing of them in a safe and responsible manner.

We ensure that your garden is completely clear before we leave.

Ultimately, our team of fully qualified Manchester tree surgeons strive to provide domestic and commercial customers with a great service.