Professional Crown Lifting Services

Serving Hertfordshire & Devon

Looking to increase the clear space beneath the foliage of a tree? Whether it needs doing for aesthetic or practical reasons you need a skilled team to take care of the whole process for you. Get in touch for a free no-obligation quote. 

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Local Crown Lifting Service

Crown lifting or “crown raising” is a skilled technique of increasing the clear space below the foliage of a tree, it involves the process of removing lower branches of trees so that space underneath is of the desired amount. It’s a common method of keeping a good tree but making it fit in with the environment in a more practical way.

This is often necessary for access purposes such as enabling clear sight along roads, making space in your garden, clearing pathways, playgrounds, and car parks. Overhanging branches can cause safety issues for drivers and pedestrians, luckily, trees don’t always need to be felled to stop them from being an obstruction. A simple crown lift might be the solution to all of your problems.

Crown lifting or “crown raising” can usually be performed at any stage in the tree’s life, however, the best tree management is to help the tree grow into a practical shape from its youth. Early crown lifting means little or no scars on the tree and may prevent the tree from needing further crown lifting in the future.

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Benefits Include:

  • Increased light for better grass growth and planting at lower levels
  • Increased mobility under trees for mowing & pedestrian/vehicles
  • Clearance for cars parked in driveway
  • Enhanced safety for pedestrians

HERTFORDSHIRE

01462 262420

Hertfordshire Tree Surgeons

We’re based in Hitchin and have worked extensively throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond. Our knowledge of tree health, structure, and the Hertfordshire landscape help us deliver a top-tier service throughout the region.

Based in Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, or Hertford? Looking for any of our range of tree services? Give us a call at our Hertfordshire office on 01462 262420.

DEVON

01626 299420

Devon Tree Surgeons

We are new to the Devon area but don’t let that fool you into thinking we aren’t experienced! We’re based in Newton Abbot and already working with plenty of residents and businesses around Devon, learning about the unique and diverse tree landscape.

Based in Plymouth, Exeter, or Torquay? Looking for any of our range of tree services? Give us a call at our Devon office on 01626 299420.

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Specialised Arborists & Horticulturists at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

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Specialised Arborists & Horticulturists at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

Z

Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

Jobs Completed

Years Of Experience

Areas Covered

Why choose Waterman Tree Co.?

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Health and safety is our top priority

Each job is planned as one would expect and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival of each site every day.

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Fully qualified staff

All of our staff are fully qualified and have many years’ experience. As an Arboriculture Approved Contractor, we are also CHAS & SAFE Accredited and our staff are CRB Checked and hold CSCS cards.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook

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Insurance for peace of mind

Waterman Tree Co. are fully insured and with up to £5 million worth of public liability insurance.

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Environmentally responsible

We recycle 100% of all our waste, which is then taken to power stations to generate carbon-neutral electricity.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you determine the appropriate height for crown lifting on a specific tree?

The appropriate height for crown lifting is determined by the tree’s current structure, the environment it’s in, and the specific needs or goals of the space around the tree. An arborist considers factors such as safety, aesthetics, and health of the tree.

What are the potential impacts of crown lifting on the tree's health in the long term?

If done correctly, crown lifting has minimal long-term impacts on a tree’s health. However, improper or excessive lifting can lead to stress, increased vulnerability to pests and diseases, and potential structural instability.

Can crown lifting be performed on any tree species, or are there exceptions?

Most tree species can undergo crown lifting, but the method and extent can vary significantly between species. Some trees are more sensitive to pruning and require a more careful approach. It’s best to consult with us first and we can make an assessment. 

How does the season or time of year affect the timing and effectiveness of crown lifting services?

The best time for crown lifting is usually late winter or early spring, when trees are dormant. This timing minimises stress and promotes healthy growth during the growing season. However, timing can vary based on the tree species and local climate conditions.

What measures are taken to ensure the tree heals properly after the removal of lower branches?

Proper pruning techniques are used to minimise damage and ensure clean cuts that the tree can naturally heal over. Avoiding the removal of too much foliage at once also helps maintain tree health.

Do you work in both Hertfordshire and Devon?

Yes! We’ve been based in Hertfordshire for over 10 years and have recently opened a new branch in Devon headed up by our founder Ben!