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Raising the Crown in Dallas

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 12:07 PM  posted by admin

The term “raising the crown” might bring to mind images of royalty or festive pageants. However, raising the crown refers to the process of removing branches from the bottom of a tree’s crown to provide clearance for buildings, pedestrians and critical lines of sight. Not only does the process enhance a tree’s overall health, but it also serves to protect lives and property by making trees safer.

Maintaining a beautiful landscape is a benefit to everyone. Proper pruning gives trees an aesthetic appearance, which contributes to healthy growth cycles. Crown raising is used to benefit a tree’s growth and ensure the safety of pedestrians or vehicles that pass near by.

Tree pruning, raising the crown, should result in two-thirds of the tree’s total height being left intact. For young trees, branches deemed temporary can be retained along the stem to protect trees from sun scald. Roots that are less vigorous can be allowed to grow and should remain from 4 to 6 inches apart along the tree’s stem. Pruning should take place annually and late in the dormant season because the structure of the branches are easier to see.

The Benefits of Crown Raising include:

• Increased yard light for better grass growth and planting at lower levels
• Increased mobility under trees
• Clearance for cars parking in a driveway
• Enhanced safety for pedestrians in the street or on the sidewalk
• Less cluttered look

Branches that hang low can lessen the curb appeal of any home by blocking its view. But more importantly, loose and low hanging branches can present a serious hazard to vehicles and pedestrians passing by. Homes, particularly those built on a corner, are excellent candidates for crown raising efforts. While crown raising may be a personal preference, removing harmful low-hanging branches provides definite benefits for a property owner.

The truth is not everyone is able to master the art of tree pruning and crown raising. There’s a lot more to it than just trimming or cutting branches. Doing it right takes knowledge, skill and patience. If you’re uncertain about the services needed, or if you don’t have the skills or time to get the job done, give Wauson Tree Service a call today. We’ll access your needs and give you a free quote.

Give us a call today at 214-450-8720 to receive a free quote, or email me at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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