Ruth Correll: Tree topping hurts trees
A homeowner recently called me because he was concerned about the health of a tree in his yard. It was immediately apparent the tree was “topped” in the past, and due to this practice, had succumbed to disease and insect damage. The practice of topping is so widespread that many people believe it is the proper way to prune trees. However, topping causes a variety of problems in trees that create future maintenance and growth dilemmas for homeowners.
Updated Nov 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM