Selective removal of internal branches, sometimes dead, weak, crossing branches and epicormic growth. This also allows light to pass through the tree as the density of the crown is reduced. As a general rule this should not exceed 30% of the original spread.
Careful removal of the lower branches of the tree effectively raises the height of the tree's canopy from ground level, whilst always working to enhance and maintain the tree's natural shape.
Also known as crown reshaping, crown reduction reduces a tree's overall size whilst maintaining it's natural shape by removing or cutting back stems and branches. This avoids a tree becoming too large and reducing light to the surrounding areas.