The crown reduction technique is used when reducing the overall volume of a tree. Reductions usually decrease the tree size by a percentage such as 30%.
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: