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Case Study: Enhancing Sunlight Access Through Crown Lifting

Case Study: Enhancing Sunlight Access to a Pool Area Through Crown Lifting

At Tree Pro, a family-run tree surgeon business based in Kent, we pride ourselves on our professional and reliable tree services. With over 25 years of experience serving Maidstone, Ashford, and the surrounding areas, our team is dedicated to delivering top-quality workmanship and exceptional customer service to both residential and commercial clients. In this case Tree Pro were requested to carry out a crown lifting project on a conifer tree.

The Challenge

This client proposed a unique challenge: they wanted to increase sunlight exposure to their pool area, which was overshadowed by overgrown and unruly conifer trees. However, a complete removal or significant height reduction of the trees was not an option due to the concerns of the neighboring property owners. The solution? A strategic crown lift.

Understanding the Crown Lift Process

Crown lifting involves the removal of the lower branches of a tree, which helps to increase the clearance between the ground and the canopy. This technique is particularly useful in situations where:

  • More light is needed in specific areas.
  • There is a need to improve visibility and access.
  • Overhanging branches pose a risk or cause inconvenience.

For our client, crown lifting was the perfect approach to allow more sunlight to reach their pool area without significantly altering the height or overall structure of the conifer trees, thereby respecting the neighbors’ wishes.

The Project Execution

  1. Initial Assessment: Our experienced team conducted a thorough site inspection to understand the extent of the overgrowth and the specific requirements of the client. We also considered the health and stability of the conifer trees to ensure the crown lift would not compromise their integrity.
  2. Client and Neighbor Consultation: Clear communication is key to our success. We discussed our proposed plan with both the client and their neighbors, addressing any concerns and explaining the benefits of crown lifting versus other tree management techniques.
  3. Crown Lifting: Our skilled arborists meticulously removed the lower branches of the conifers. This precise work required careful planning and execution to achieve the desired increase in sunlight without damaging the trees or creating an imbalance in their structure.
  4. Site Clean-Up: We take great pride in our commitment to leaving every site clean and tidy. After the crown lift was completed, our team ensured that all debris was removed and the area around the pool was spotless.

Results and Client Satisfaction

The results of the crown lift were immediately noticeable. The pool area received significantly more sunlight, creating a more enjoyable and inviting space for the client and their family. The trees maintained their natural beauty and health, and the neighbors were pleased with the outcome as their concerns about tree height were respected.

Our client expressed their satisfaction with our service, highlighting our professionalism, attention to detail, and the clear improvement in their outdoor living space. This project exemplifies our commitment to finding balanced solutions that meet the needs of our clients while considering the broader community and environment.

See below – Before, During and After

At Tree Pro, we are dedicated to providing bespoke tree care solutions that enhance the beauty and functionality of our clients’ properties. This crown lift project is a testament to our ability to deliver exceptional results through expert knowledge and careful execution. Whether you need more sunlight in your garden, improved safety, or simply wish to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your trees, our team is here to help.

For more information on our services or to discuss your tree care needs, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your vision for your outdoor spaces.

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