Crown Reduction

Crown reductions reduce the height and spread of the tree, effectively shrinking the overall size of the canopy. This method reduces stress on individual branches and the whole tree when moving in the wind. Common reasons for crown reductions are; to reduce the effects of shading and light loss; make the tree more suited to its immediate environment; improve the general aesthetics of the tree.

Crown thinning is the removal of smaller / tertiary branches throughout the tree to produce a uniform density of foliage and an evenly spaced branch structure without altering the overall size and shape of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are; to allow more light to pass through the tree; to reduce wind resistance and weight (making it safer and minimising the risk of breaks or falling in strong winds and storms).

Crown Thinning

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches, which raises the main canopy of the tree. This is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas that are closer to the tree or to enable access underneath the crown. Lifting is an ideal process for making driveways and pavements safer and more accessible.

Felling involves removing the entire tree from ground-level and is much quicker than dismantling. This means it is only suitable for large areas with enough space for the tree to fall safely. Felling provides a safe method of tree removal if the tree is unsafe to climb, allowing work to be carried out efficiently and without risk to nearby structures or houses.



When a tree is being removed it cannot always be felled and may have to be taken down in sections for safety and to avoid property damage. This technical process requires the use of rigging devices to lower the branches / sections to the ground in a controlled manner. Dismantling is an ideal method for trees that are dead, dangerous, storm damaged, overhanging buildings, or in a confined space with poor access.

TDG Tree Services understands that removing trees is sometimes unavoidable, particularly if the tree is dead, dangerous or has grown far too large for its environment. However, we strongly recommend planting replacement trees, where possible. Planting carefully selected trees can also contribute to the aesthetics in your garden and play an important role in supporting wildlife.


Hedge Trimming / Reductions

Do you have an unruly hedge that is too big to manage? Hedges can often grow out of hand and into a neighbours garden, proving difficult to control. Not as simple as the odd trim, hedge cutting is a professional process in which we can reshape or prune your hedge with the care and attention it needs. This creates an attractive barrier between houses that is in line with boundaries, maintains privacy and gives a great impression to visitors.

Before carrying out any work, we will check if your trees are subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or within a Conservation area. If they are under protection we can handle the application process for you and keep you updated on the progress. Once it has been accepted we will then arrange for the work to be completed.

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