The crown reduction technique is used when reducing the overall volume of a tree. Reductions are usually measured in meters or a percentage. It is not uncommon for broadleaved trees to have a third of the existing crown removed, however, every tree and its circumstances are different and should therefore be treated with the appropriate action.
This is a practice frequently used when a tree becomes overwhelming in size and is too large for its surroundings.
There are instances where trees are reduced to due health issues. An example could be a tree suffering from diseases which effect the stability of the roots or trees framework/stucture and is therefore reduced to alliviate hazardous situations. When a tree is reduced properly, branches should be reduced to the appropriate pruning points/branch bark unions. This does not neccessarily result in a good form, however, every effort will be made to achieve a naturally aesthetic appearance.
DB Tree Care's objectives when reducing trees are: