How To Crown Lift a Tree

How to crown lift a tree

Find out how to crown lift trees, to refine their appearance and create space for planting.

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Removing the lower branches of some trees can improve their appearance – a technique known as crown lifting.

Early in the life of a tree these sideshoots are crucial for its health as their foliage produces sugars to help thicken up the main stem or trunk. If removed too early, the trunk can remain weak, unable to support the weight of the developing crown above. 

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