Gibson Garden Service

Tree Work


Crown Reduction

This is the process of taking individual trees down to ground level. Often there are obstacles, buildings or other plants under the tree which we can work around to bring the whole tree safely to the ground. Normally the stump is left a few inches above ground level but we can arrange
for it to be ground out if required.
A crown reduction will make the crown of the tree smaller and this is achieved by reducing the main leaf area. This can be done all over the tree or just specific sides as long as the tree stays balanced. This is the healthiest way to make your tree smaller and can be repeated to keep your tree in shape for its location.

Crown Raise


A crown raise is done by trimming the lower branches off giving more room under the tree. This will make the crown smaller and allow light in under the canopy
This can give immediate relief from an overgrown tree without felling however; future growth will need to be managed properly. If you choose to pollard a tree, all the branches will be cut back to specific strong points from which new growth will regenerate.  This process should then be repeated regularly every 3-5 years to keep the tree the same size and healthy

Dead Wooding

This is simply cutting all the dead wood out of the tree. Although it is a simple procedure it can be dangerous given the dead wood can be weak. Also if the cuts are not done correctly it can cause the tree further damage.

Hedge Wo​rk


Height reduction

Can have an effective impact even to the most impressive gardens, creating a tidy and healthy looking hedge.  The species of plant of the hedge will determine how far they can be cut back and how they can be trimmed. hedge trimming should be done at least once a year
Can bring a wild hedge back under control. This can let more light into gardens and free up a view that was previously blocked. Hedging species react differently when cut so this can be a controlling factor as to how far a hedge can be cut back. We can advise on the best work during a site inspection