Tree Reduction Services in Bristol


What is tree reduction?

Tree reduction involves carefully reducing the height of a tree and/or selectively removing foliage to reduce stress on individual branches or the tree as a whole. This activity of reducing the overall size of a tree is typically done to reduce the effects of shading and light loss. 

The final result should retain the main framework of the tree and leave a similar, albeit smaller outline. The aim shouldn’t be to achieve symmetry for its own sake. At Bristol Tree Services our arborists use a variety of methods when completing a tree reduction.

Crown reduction

If the aim of the tree reduction is to remove the overall size of the tree, then our team of arborists may use the crown reduction method. This involves carefully accessing, selecting and trimming outer branches of the tree. This is done to relieve the stress and load on the tree. 

Drop-crotch pruning

Using this technique, our skilled arborists will cut the smaller outer branches back to the stronger lateral branch. This is done to help reduce the risk of decay and disease in the tree.

Directional pruning

Our team of tree surgeons employ this method of reduction when we want to encourage a tree to grow in a certain direction. This is normally done when a tree is growing in an undesirable direction.

Other tree reduction techniques

From time to time and where the project requires it, the Bristol Tree Services also use different tree reduction techniques. These include thinning out, pollarding and deadwood removal. 

Why should I hire Bristol Tree Services for tree reduction?

Bristol Tree Services has been completing domestic and commercial tree surgery projects across Bristol for over eight years. We’re an ARB approved contractor, hold the relevant accreditations and are fully insured. We’re a friendly, professional and experienced team of arborists with many five-star reviews and positive testimonials from happy clients.

To enquire about any of the services we offer or ask our team a tree surgery related question, contact our Bristol team today. 

I used Bristol Tree Services to tidy up a sprawling Cherry Laurel tree. Excellent price compared to previous years , quotation was uncomplicated, and unpressured and the work was done quickly on the day and to a brilliant standard. Very cool people to deal with and they clearly know their stuff.
Jim Dodd

Phone 01173 320 078
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a no obligation quote

Phone 01173 320 078
for a no obligation quote

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a no obligation quote


Our other Tree Surgery Services

We offer a variety of tree surgery services and we don’t consider any job too small. Our team of tree surgeons recycle 100% of our waste as either fire logs or wood chip for bio fuel.

Crown Thinning

Our arborists remove a portion of smaller branches, typically at the outer crown of the tree.

Tree Bracing

Our Bristol arborists are qualified to fit and maintain rigid and flexible tree bracing.

Crown Lifting

Our team remove the lowest branches or prepare lower branches for future removal.

Emergency Tree Works

Our trained tree surgeons are available 24 hours, 365 days a year for emergency tree work.


Our Bristol arborists provide tree services to large organisations across the whole UK.

Hedge Trimming

In addition to trees our team of experts also trim, reduce and remove hedges for clients.

Tree Removal

Sometimes due to condition, size or location of a tree; removal is the only option left.

Stump Grinding

When a trained arborist removes the stump of a tree when it is below ground level.


Speak with one of our Bristol Tree Surgeons 

01173 320 078
07985 285 157

Please contact Bristol Tree Services today for a free, no-obligation quote. If you’re a commercial contractor and wish to see our fixed priced services then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Every tree surgeon in our Bristol team is not only vastly experienced, but also friendly and happy to help with any tree surgery query you may have.

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Qualified and professional Arborists based in Bristol

Here at Bristol Tree Services all of our tree surgeons are extremely professional and hold the correct accreditations. Health and safety is a top priority for all of our arborists and you can always expect a safe and efficient service from us.

All works are carried out to BS3998, using AFAG guidelines. We are also registered waste carriers and try to recycle 100% of our waste as either fire logs or wood chip for Bio Fuel.

We are Bristol’s local Tree Surgeon, offering a variety of tree surgery services to domestic and commercial customers in Bristol and the surrounding areas.