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Understanding tree topping

Many homeowners are unaware that topping is used only when removing an unwanted tree. It is not recommended to be practiced as a primary pruning activity for reducing the height or spread of a tree. When a tree is topped, several things happen:

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Understanding tree topping

  1. 1. Understanding Tree Topping Tree Topping aftermath Many homeowners are unaware that topping is used only when removing an unwanted tree. It is not recommended to be practiced as a primary pruning activity for reducing the height or spread of a tree. When a tree is topped, several things happen: It leaves large wounds to the trees. These wounds can become entry points for pathogens and may end up in developing extensive decay. The decay organism stay around the exposed wound tissues will eventually earn their freedom to go straight through connecting branches of the trees. It undermines the long-term health and physical stability of the trees. Due to the decay at the wound site, the branches of the trees will then start to weaken and increase the probability of them to fall. It depreciates the value of the landscape. Deciding to top a tree is like choosing to destroy tree’s natural limb structure. Aesthetic appeal will definitely be compromised by this practice. State of a rapid growth into the topped tree will occur. The tree will produce new growth at a remarkable rate. This time, tree crown will be thicker and denser and will reach its old height at a faster manner. Previously topped trees require immediate attention by a qualified arborist due to significant hazards that it can present. Certified arborists and other legitimate professionals can recommend techniques designed to diminish the harm and damage that topped trees may provide.

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