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Dallas Tree Crown Thinning – Wauson Tree Service

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 @ 07:07 PM  posted by admin

The term tree crown thinning doesn’t usually come to mind when thinking of trees and the removal of damaged or rubbing limbs. And it soon becomes apparent for those who are familiar with the term that tackling the job alone can soon become more than they want to take on.

The professionals at Wauson Tree Service are well acquainted with every aspect of tree service and can give you a free quote and suggest needed services. We know the challenges that home and property owners have to deal with by going it alone, and we can help.

What is a Tree Crown?

The crown of a tree includes everything above ground, including limbs, stems and leaves. While the shape of tree crowns may vary considerably, there are two major types; excurrent branching habits which result in good shapes, and decurrent branching habits which result in round shapes.

Tree crown characterization also takes into account the width, surface area, volume and density of a tree. The crown itself plays an important role in gathering energy from the sun, and releasing energy by a process known as transpiration. This is why timely attention and service plays such an important role in a tree’s overall health.

Tree Crown Thinning

Tree crown thinning is the pruning technique used to improve the look and health of hardwood trees. The process involves selectively removing a tree’s stems and branches to allow greater light and air movement throughout the tree’s crown. Crown thinning makes it possible to improve a tree’s structure and form and additionally making it tough for the pests that like to take up residence in a tree.

The applied technique opens up a tree’s foliage and reduces the burden of weight on heavy limbs. Crown thinning reduces outer-branch density, and can be applied to a specific area. The volume of the branches to be removed will normally be expressed as a percentage of the whole crown. For example, a Wauson professional may advise to thin a crown by 15%.

Effective tree crown thinning is focused on saving branches with a U-shape split rather than a V-shape split. The reason being, U-Shape branches are less likely to break leaving your tree healthier in the long run.

Remember, trees play an important environmental role through their emotive power and supreme importance to so many forms of life on the planet. The more we take care or our trees, the better they can help take care of us.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call for a free quote today at 214-450-8720, or email at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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