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Topping: A harmful tree pruning method

Pruning is a crucial part of maintaining the health of your trees and, when done properly, can help extend their life span. It involves the removal of dead or undesired limbs. Rather doing the actual pruning, many homeowners who feel that a tree has become too big and want to reduce its size end up topping the tree which is quite dangerous.  Topping is the indiscriminate chopping of tree tranches to lateral branches or to stubs that aren't large enough to take up the terminal role. Read More