Ideally the skill of crown thinning is to see the smaller tertiary branches removed in portions. We will usually address the point of the outer crown. By focusing on this area we will create a more uniform foliage density that is far more consistent and will have an even branch structure. We usually use this skill on tree species with broader leaves. Please note that crown thinning will not change the overall tree size or shape.
We remove material systematically from the tree, without exceeding the overall level of 30%.
Should you need to promote light flow through foliage, crown thinning is more than likely the answer. The same applies if you are looking to reduce tree weight or wind resistance. Typically we will need to revisit as crown thinning is usually a remedy for species with large epicormic growth levels.