Crown reduction is the process of removing branch tips, pruning back to a growth point further down the branch. When carried out over the whole tree the overall crown size is reduced. The maximum recommended reduction is normally 25% to avoid stress to the tree. Reducing the tree is a good way of controlling a trees size. The 'sail area' of the crown is also reduced lessening the effects of the wind, and a reduction is often used on trees with identified weaknesses.
If you have any questions about crown reduction or any tree surgery, tree care, pruning and trimming in East Sussex, please contact us. We will be more than happy to help.