This is a short clip of us dropping a walnut tree in Nashville, Tennessee. We use cables and careful preparation to direct the fall of the tree.
Tree Crown Thinning is the selective removal of branches/limbs to increase sunlight penetration, air flow, and/or to reduce weight in highly stressed areas. The intent is to improve the tree’s structure while the tree less hospitable for tree pests.
Avoid unnecessary stress by removing no more than a quarter of the living crown at a time. If it is necessary to remove more of the crown, it should be done over a period of successive years.