The main reason people tend to reduce the crown of the tree is to gain more light into their garden. However, people may wish to reduce a tree to minimise the risk of failure, if a large tree has a dense crown this can act as a sail during windy weather and put stress on unions further down the tree.

Later on this may lead to failure of certain branches or even the main trunk. Reducing the crown even by a small amount will dramatically minimise the sail effect this has on the tree.

Most trees should be cut to growth points and we would advise anyone to seek help from a professional tree surgery company such as ourselves to make sure this is being done correctly.