Crown Lifting

Crown lifting raises the trees lower branches to a more acceptable height. This is normally done along public foot paths and fence lines.

Why have it done?

Common reasons for crown lifting are to bring more light and provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings or lines of sight. Minimum heights are usually dictated by local laws. In the U.K.

Common practice dictates clearance should be 5.2 metres (approx 17ft) for vehicles and 2.5metres (approx 8ft) for pedestrians.