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Friar Park Tree Services offer the following:


Crown Reduction:

The ends of all branches are reduced, in length, back to suitable ‘growth points’ (side branches). As a result the entire tree crown is reduced, in size and volume, whilst retaining the natural shape of the species. Contact us now for advice and free quotation.

Crown Thinning:

Branches are removed from within the tree crown in order to make it uniformly less dense. The natural shape of the tree is completely unaffected but the ‘Sail Effect’ (wind resistance) is reduced and more light allowed to filter through. This procedure is usually stipulated in terms of a percentage.

Crown Lifting:

Increasing the gap between ground level and the crown. This is normally achieved by removing the lowest branches, of the crown, to a specified height.

Crown clean:

The removal of dead, dying or diseased wood, stumps of broken branches, unwanted epicormic shoots, climbing plants e.g. ivy and rubbish accumulated in branch forks.


Involves the removal of all limbs back to the main trunk.


Cutting back of selected tree species almost to ground level, on a regular cycle normally between 10 to 30 years in length.

Crown reshaping:

Recommended as being a 'once-only' operation to make a tree safe or bring it to a desirable condition or shape, over the whole area or part of the crown.


Causing a tree to fall under control by carefully making a series of cuts at the base of the trunk.

Sectional Felling:

Carefully dismantling a tree in small sections. This operation is usually undertaken using heavy duty rigging equipment, lowering ropes and skilled branch removal techniques.

Dead Wooding:

The removal of dead or dying branches usually for safety and aesthetics.

Hedge Cutting:

Hedges of any size can be topped and trimmed to your specific dimensions.

Formative Pruning:

The formation of a healthy stem and branch framework in very young trees. Achieved by carefully selecting and removing diseased wood, congested and rubbing branches and weak branch unions. Correct formative pruning can dramatically reduce the chances of disease, structural weakness and branch failure as the tree matures.

Stump Removal:

Either by ‘grubbing out’ by hand (if the stump is small enough), employing a stump grinding machine (if the stump is large) or poisoning the stump and allowing it to slowly decay over time.