Ask the Arborist

Just say no to tree topping
Topping is the indiscriminate cutting back of treetops and branches. It reduces not only the height of the tree but quite often its width, with no concern for the growth that’s needed to maintain a healthy, attractive and safe tree.
It is one of the most harmful cutting procedures that can be done to a tree.
Topped trees are cut back to stubs or to branches that aren’t capable of taking on the role of a terminal branch. Terminal tree branches could...

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