Crown lifting is the removal of lower branches to lift the height of the crowns base. It’s carried out to increase the clearance between the ground and the lower branches. It’s also used to reduce weight from a tree to allow more light to pass through the branches. Why is it important?In urban areas, low hanging branches that droop or sag can mean trouble for people, property and possessions. Not only do the trees look unattractive that can also obstruct vision and possibly interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The trees are also susceptible to branches snapping, breaking and falling off during adverse weather conditions.