Pruning vs Topping
There are ways to prune trees that create the shape people try to achieve by topping their trees.
Topping eventually kills the trees, because it wounds the trees in a way that does not allow the tree limbs to heal. The ‘topped’ limbs are exposed and unable to protect themselves. They become easy prey for insects and disease.
Pruning Saves (Tree) Lives
A tree that is pruned correctly can heal from the cut and continue to live a long and healthy life.
Please Do Not Do This to Your Trees