Professional Crown Thinning Services

Serving Hertfordshire & Devon

Looking to improve your trees structure and form? 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 Thinning Service

Waterman Tree Co offers crown thinning throughout Hertfordshire and Devon that makes a real difference to the health, strength, and appearance of a tree without altering the size and height. The goal of tree thinning is to reduce the number and thickness of the tree branches in the crown. Crown thinning trees allows more light to come into the core of the branches to enhance the growth of leaves and stems. It also allows more air to circulate, which reduces fungal and pest problems

The growth of a tree can be altered by removing or cutting branches, therefore a valid reason should always justify any pruning or branch removal This could be to remove a hazardous or dead branch or one that is rubbing against something, or in some cases to allow light or air greater reach into the tree’s crown or the area below and surrounding the tree.

Tree Pruning can be carried out at any time of the year, however, to maximise growth and minimise harm to the tree the best time of year to prune is before spring when its biggest growth flush occurs. Following this period it is advisable not to prune heavily as removal of the new shoots and foliage at this time can cause stress to the tree.

Amounts to remove during pruning are dependent on the species of tree, its age, and size in addition to the objective for the reduction Mature trees don’t take as well to larger amounts of removal as younger trees can, and it is worth remembering that a tree will recover quicker from the removal of several small limbs than from one large single one.

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Benefits Include:

  • Helps prevent fungal infection and disease
  • Allows more light to penetrate through the canopy
  • Keeps fruit trees productive and flourishing
  • Improve the structure and form of the tree

HERTFORDSHIRE

01462 262420

Hertfordshire Tree Thinning

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 crown thinning services? Give us a call at our Hertfordshire office on 01462 262420.

DEVON

01626 299420

Devon Tree Thinning

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 crown thinning services? Give us a call at our Devon office on 01626 299420.

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Specialised Crown Thinning Experts 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 is the optimal amount of thinning determined for a specific tree, considering its health, species, and location?

The optimal amount of thinning is determined by assessing the tree’s overall health, its species-specific growth patterns, environmental factors, and the tree’s current structure. An experienced arborist considers these factors to ensure the tree benefits from increased light penetration and air circulation without compromising its stability and health.

What are the signs that a tree might benefit from crown thinning versus other tree maintenance practices?

Signs include dense foliage that blocks light and air from reaching the inner branches and leaves, poor tree health evidenced by weak or dead limbs, and a desire to improve the aesthetic form of the tree without significantly altering its size or shape.

How does crown thinning specifically improve the health and longevity of a tree?

By removing selective branches, crown thinning reduces the weight on heavy limbs, improves light penetration and air circulation throughout the tree, which can reduce the likelihood of disease and pest infestation, and encourages healthier and more vigorous growth.

Can crown thinning be applied to any tree species, or are there specific types that respond better to this treatment?

While many tree species can benefit from crown thinning, the method and extent of thinning vary depending on the tree’s species. Some species, particularly those with dense canopies or those prone to certain diseases, may respond more positively to thinning than others.

What precautions are taken to ensure the tree does not become stressed or damaged from the thinning process?

Precautions include conducting thinning at the correct time of year to avoid disrupting the tree’s growth cycle, using proper cutting techniques to minimize wound size, and removing no more than a certain percentage of the crown to maintain the tree’s health and stability.

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!