Let the light shine through! Leaving redundant, dead or weak branches in the crown of your trees can cut down the amount of light that gets through. Light is vital for all living things, so crown thinning can often provide the answer and leave more open space for the sun to shine in.
Crown thinning is the process of removing selected branches (usually dead, weak, overlapping and duplicated branches) from the crown of the tree to improve the balance and struture of the tree.
Crown thinning lets more light through the branches and 'lightens' the tree making it appear less dense.