Topping trees, or the
removal of all parts of a tree with no
consideration for its structural integrity or
health, is not a recommended pruning practice.
Topping causes a considerable amount of
stress to a tree and exposes it to insect
attack, disease, and rot damage.
A topped tree is more likely to create
hazardous situations in the future, is
aesthetically displeasing, and results in higher
tree care costs than alternative pruning
Consult your local arborist for
information on alternative pruning techniques
that help reduce risk, improve health, and
preserve the natural shape of your trees.