Tree topping is not considered a viable practice for tree care according to current industry standards. This controversial topic in past years sparked debate, but now quality arborists know there are many alternatives to tree topping. At Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, we inform property owners on all things related to proper tree care and maintenance, so that they make the best decisions for their trees. In this short article, we discuss tree topping and better alternatives for the overall tree health.
Tree topping causes damage to the overall structure of the tree. We’ve listed some common side effects of tree topping that inhibits growth and health.
Though it may seem as though tree topping is a less expensive option for pruning, in the long-run you will likely spend more money because of the damage to your trees.
There are alternatives to tree topping that are healthier for the tree. Talk to a qualified, certified arborist. You’ll know you found a good tree care company when they offer other solutions to tree topping, if a large tree is causing issues for property owners. Give Cutting Edge Tree Professionals a call at 814-201-9757 with your questions and tree care concerns. We’ll get you set up with a site visit from one of our team members and help by giving guidance with how to best care for your trees.