ISA Certified Arborists Providing Tree Removal, Pruning, Stump Grinding, and other Tree Services
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Crown Reduction - Reducing a Tree's Height

Topping a tree is bad! In the past, people thought tree topping was a harmless way to reduce a tree's height. Unfortunately, topping creates many problems, including: multiple tops, tree stress, watersprouts, and an opening for parasites and fungus. All responsible tree specialists, such as the Blooma Tree Experts, avoid topping trees.

The responsible way to reduce a tree's height is called crown reduction.

 
An example of Crown Reduction: The trees' limbs and branches were reduced properly, thus creating this view while maintaining their health.

Here, we prune the tree knowledgeably and safely, eliminating some branches and shortening others by cutting back to a lateral. This pruning creates a natural appearance, retains a tree's structure, prevents parasitic and fungal attack, and minimizes tree stress. No more than 25% - 30% of a tree can be removed safely in one year—less for a very mature tree. Therefore, if a tree needs to be reduced significantly, it may take more than one year to achieve the size you need. Trust us to responsibly balance both your needs and the tree's needs to create a beautiful symbiotic balance.

Free Crown Reduction Estimate

Contact Blooma Tree Experts for a free crown reduction estimate in the Seattle, Washington area.
 

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We provide full tree care services to the greater Seattle area, as well as West Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, Bothell, Kirkland, Bellevue, Mercer Island, and Mukilteo, to name a few.

Martin's Credentials:

  • ISA Certified Arborist #PN-5768-A (click to verify)
  • PNW-ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor #CTRA-822
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (UW '85)
  • Master's, Business Administration (Seattle U '90)
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