False Assumptions About Tree Care
Deep Roots: Most tree roots are spread out horizontally and are shallow. They are not incredibly deep in the ground as most people would think. Overtime though, tree roots may depress further into the ground vertically.
Topping is Good: Topping is one of the worst things you can ever do to a tree’s health and future chance for survival. It is when someone cuts the entire top portion off (Hence the name” Topping”). Tree topping will end up opening a massive wound from which the tree will be left unnatural looking, unsightly, open to infection and infestation from pests as well as vulnerable to quick decay. This is a bad move, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Prune As Much As You Can: All Arboriculture experts will tell you that proper tree pruning is done with small precise cuts. Most companies will prune as little as possible to achieve a bigger effect. Remember when it comes to trimming, Smaller procedures make for bigger results.