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Crown Lift

For comprehensive clearance, we also need to get to those lower, ground level branches. This service offers improved sight lines and lifts the height of the base of the crown, making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Tree crown lifting involves the removal of lower branches with the end result being to lift the height of the base of the crown. This may be carried out to increase the clearance between the ground and the lower branches in order to: Allow for access below the tree, particularly vehicles. (In Sydney, highways regulations state that the clearance over a highway must be 5.2 meters and 2.5 meters over a footway) To help improve light levels Aesthetically enhance the tree by creating a balanced lower crown Remove interference with structures or property such s fences, telephone lines etc When crown lifting trees, large primary branches growing directly from the trunk should be left as removing them can create large wounds potentially leading to decay. Similarly, crown lifting on older, mature trees should be restricted to secondary branches to minimise stress and reduce recovery time. It is possible to crown lift a tree too much, suitable advice should be sought about each particular instance of such work to deem if it is appropriate.

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