TreeHenham Bees & Trees offer a FREE visit to assess your requirements and offer professional advice to best suit your needs accompanied by a FREE comprehensive no obligation written quotation.

We can also carry out Tree Inspections for Insurance purposes.

We are fully Qualified and Insured Tree Surgeons.

Considering Tree Work?

Here are some of your options:

Crown Thinning

This is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of a tree and reduces weight on heavy limbs, without compromising the trees natural shape. This operation is usually carried out on broadleaved trees and post Crown cleaning. It is considered good practice to only reduce the Crown by 30% as an absolute maximum to preserve the health of the tree.

 Crown Lifting

Lifting the crown removes the lower branches from a tree in order to allow more light through. This type of surgery also provides vehicle and pedestrian clearance and the prevention of damage to the lower branches and trunk of the tree from being accidentally struck. A crown lift must not exceed one 3rd removal of the trees overall living crown to safeguard the trees health.

Crown Reduction

Crown reductions reduce the size of a tree. This is accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to lateral branches that are large enough to assume the terminal roles, maintaining the natural form and structural integrity of the tree. This put simply, reducing the overall diameter/area of tree coverage. Carried out as a percentage reduction on size depending on customer requirements.


As a tree matures it is completely natural for it to produce dead and dying wood. The general process of “dead wooding” is to remove dead, dying and diseased branches throughout the crown. Once completed this will achieve an enhanced area of safety below the tree canopy (the impact zone), so there is little chance of any limb shedding or falling from the trees canopy. This can also potentially improve the trees health by further reducing any additional canopy damage from uncontrolled limb shredding.

Often referred to has Crown Cleaning. Usually carried out for safety reasons, to clean the crown of any Dangerous, Dead or Diseased limbs.


Pollarding is a specialist pruning technique that would usually start when the tree is young. It involves the complete removal of all branches from the trunk and as a very aggressive form of tree surgery. It should be used with extreme caution and only on appropriate species that can tolerate and regenerate once completed. This is also regarded as an on-going process with potentially annual visits required to maintain the trees form and shape.

Some species react better to this than others for example Ash, Elder, Oak, this list is not exhaustive.

Formative Pruning

Is a method a tree pruning carried out on young trees normally up to 5 years old (species dependent). It is basically guiding or training your desired tree to grow in a certain form, normally straight. Pruning is carried out at different times of the year depending on the type of tree species and desired outcomes.

We also carry out volunteer work for the Woodland Trust as part of our drive to help preserve England’s natural heritage. We are constantly expanding our knowledge of Trees, by taking courses and reading the latest publications.

We are committed to providing an affordable, professional and timely service, ensuring health, safety, quality and respecting the environment every step of the way.

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