Don't Top Trees!
“Topping” starves a tree by reducing the amount of leaf surface and thereby reducing the tree’s ability to manufacture food for root growth, tree health and tree vigor.
“Topping” leaves stub cut ends of limbs open to attack by fungi and insects. Decay fungi can eventually create a structurally weak and hazardous tree. Topping increases the owner’s liability by creating a potentially hazardous tree.
“Topping” leads to a profusion of weakly attached water sprouts that become dangerous as they grow larger and heavier with time.
“Topping” disfigures a tree and robs the landscape of its natural beauty, form and character.
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