Thinning and Reducing

Thinning

The tree surgery techniques for thinning are removing usually smaller branches throughout the canopy, giving a clearer appearance to the tree plus allowing more light and wind to penetrate through the crown, this  does not alter the  overall size of the tree.

Reducing

Reducing the overall size of the canopy up to 25% is normally recommended. This is suited for example, if a tree is too close to a property. Reducing will also slow root growth but will cause excessive re-growth in most hardwoods giving a denser canopy long term.