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Sycamore Reduction at Lenham Cemetery

Preserving Heritage: Tree Pro’s Case Study of Sycamore Reduction at Lenham Cemetery

In the tranquil setting of Lenham Cemetery, nestled amidst the serene landscape, stood a majestic yet imposing sycamore tree. Its towering presence provided shade, but also posed a threat to the ancient headstones below. Recognising the delicate balance between preservation and safety, Tree Pro, a family-run tree surgeon business based in Kent, took on the challenge of reducing this colossal tree to safeguard the cemetery’s historical integrity.

The Challenge:

Lenham Cemetery’s sycamore tree, with its sprawling branches, had grown to an impressive height over the years. However, its expansive canopy posed a risk to the delicate headstones beneath it. The potential for falling branches and debris threatened the sacred resting place of generations past. Tree Pro understood the gravity of the situation and embarked on a mission to mitigate the risk while preserving the tree’s natural splendor.


With over 25 years of experience serving Maidstone, Ashford, and surrounding areas, Tree Pro approached the task with a blend of expertise and sensitivity. Understanding the unique requirements of the cemetery setting, the team meticulously planned a reduction strategy that would alleviate the strain on the tree without compromising its overall health and aesthetics.

Employing industry-leading techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, Tree Pro executed a precise reduction plan. The process involved carefully pruning the tree’s branches to reduce its size while maintaining its structural integrity. By strategically removing excess weight and adjusting the canopy’s spread, Tree Pro aimed to minimise the risk of damage to the headstones below while ensuring the tree’s longevity.


The reduction of the sycamore tree in Lenham Cemetery proved to be a resounding success. Despite the significant reduction in size, the tree retained its majestic presence, now harmoniously integrated into its surroundings. The careful craftsmanship of Tree Pro’s team not only mitigated the immediate risk to the headstones but also enhanced the overall safety and aesthetics of the cemetery.

Before & After

Tree Pro’s case study of the sycamore reduction at Lenham Cemetery exemplifies the company’s commitment to preserving natural heritage while prioritising safety and sustainability. As a family-run business with deep roots in the Kent community, Tree Pro takes pride in delivering professional and reliable tree surgery services to its clients. Through meticulous planning, expert execution, and a genuine passion for arboriculture, Tree Pro continues to safeguard the beauty and integrity of landscapes across Maidstone, Ashford, and beyond.

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