Tree care terminology

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Crown reduction

Is simply reducing the size of the tree crown by cutting back the branches. This in turn replaces wind sail and the weight off the branches. Crown reduction also helps produce more light through and around the crown. No more than 25%-30% crown reduction is recommended as the tree can react badly. 
crown reduction
before and after crown thinning

Crown thinning

Is removing selective branches and stems within the crown to gain more light and airflow. Increasing the light passing through the tree will help it photosynthesise and keep it energised. In high winds, crown thinning can help reduce the sail which then gives it a higher chance of supporting itself. 

Tree pollarding

This is a heavy pruning technique, that only a few tree species can tolerate. Tree pollarding is the removal of almost all of the trees branches leaving behind just bare limbs off from the stem, or even just leaving the stem itself.
before and after tree pollarding
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Crown lifting

Is to raise the lower crown off the tree by removing the trees branches to a required height suited by the tree and person or obstruction.
Crown lifting can also be effective in balancing the crown of the tree which would then make it more asymmetrical.
before and after crown lifting

Crown cleaning and deadwood removal

This is to clean out any damaged, dead or diseased branches in the tree crown.
Crown cleaning/deadwood removal also involves removing any epicormic growth from previous wounds or cuts on the tree.
crown cleaning
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