Crown lift

Crown lift

A crown lift involves the removal of lowest branches with the aim of lifting the height of the base of the crown. This is carried out to increase the clearance between the ground and the base of the crown.

Main benefits of a crown lift:

Allow for access below the tree. In the UK, 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 underneath the tree

Enhance the trees appearance by creating a level lower crown

Prevent interference with structures, property, fences, telephone lines etc

When crown lifting trees, the larger primary branches should be left as removing them could create large wounds with a chance of leading to decay.

British standard for tree works BS3998:2010 states that crown lifting should be restricted to no more than 15% of the crown height in order to leave the crown at least two thirds of the total height of the tree. It is possible to crown lift a tree too much, advice should be sought about each instance of such work to see if it is appropriate and beneficial.

Crown Lift Maidstone Kent

If you have any questions about crown lifting or anything else please contact us. We will be more than happy to help.