What is crown reduction pruning?

Crown reduction pruning is a technique that removes weight and length from the end of branches and allows the tree to heal itself back to a healthy, growing lateral branch.

  • Benefits of crown reduction pruning.

  • Reduces the weight of over extending branches.

  • Reduces the length of over extending branches.

  • Reduction cuts are healthier to the tree than heading cuts.

  • Increases tree structural integrity during storms and high wind events.

  • Reduces mechanical stress applied to branches that are poorly attached.

  • Energy in the canopy is directed to increasing fine root growth.

  • Increases in fine root growth can help promote a healthier tree.

  • Increases the amount of trunk wood development in response.

  • Overall decrease in hazard posed by a tree.

Crown reductions before and after pruning
crown reduction pruning


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