Kill Your Tree By Doing Topping
Tree topping is one of the worst things you can do to a tree and it’s still practiced throughout the USA. It’s basically the practice of removing the entire top of a tree. For example,s somone might think it’s a good idea if branches are interfering with power-lines.
What most people don’t realize though, is that this is the quickest way to kill a tree. Leaves are food generators for trees, topping can remove 50 to 70 percent of a tree’s leaf bearing crown. This will in-turn affect how the tree is able to digest nutrients.
Regular pruning will naturally leave open sores which will heal quickly. Topping will leave an enormous gash which will quickly attract pests, insects, animals and eventually disease. This will make the decay process start almost immediately.