When the tree branches become over-crowded or over-grown, the tree may need thinning. Crown Thinning is our process of thinning the interior branches of a tree. We can achieve proper structure, increase light penetration and reduction of wind damage. While aloft we also perform a general pruning.
Proper crown thinning can help you to keep proper light and wind penetration in the crown of your trees. Thinning is only necessary for a tree that is overgrown. Also if a limb needs weight reduction through thinning. This may reduce the risk of wind tree damage.
Wind penetration in the crown of the trees allows the air has a place to flow throughout the tree. The problem is wind passes an overgrown tree it acts like a sail on a boat. Reducing wind sail on a limb may reduce the risk of failure.
Light penetration means the sunlight reaches the interior of the tree crown. Sunlight is essential for tree health. Stripping off water-sprouts may hurt the tree. We selectively trim unneeded water-sprouts, while keeping the proper sprouts. Water-sprouts also shade the bark for over-exposure from the sun. Filtered sunlight through the tree also helps with lawns and flower beds.
When performing a tree thinning, we also remove dead, dying, diseased or weak limbs in the tree. Crown thinning also includes removing limbs that rub together or against other trees.
We always inspect any tree thoroughly before deciding any course of action. Crown thinning requires an assessment of the branch structure and the tree's health before any work is performed. When done right, crown thinning prolongs the life of a tree and may protect limbs against wind damage.
If you have any questions about Crown Thinning or the pruning of any of your trees, please feel free to contact us today! Our tree care experts are always here to help answer any questions you may have.