Many home and business owners are unaware of the harmful effects topping can cause. Topping is done to reduce the size of the tree if it has become too large for the property. Topping is not a viable method of height reduction and will not reduce future risk. Topping trees causes stress, leads to decay, and sunburning. When leaves are removed, the remaining branches and trunk are suddenly exposed to high levels of light and heat.
A topped tree can be expensive. New shoots develop profusely below a topping cut. These shoots are prone to limb failure which causes hazards. This will lead to increased maintenance costs. If the tree dies it will need to be removed. If the tree lives it will require a lot of corrective pruning. A tree that has been topped can never fully regain its natural form. This can decrease your property's value.
There are alternatives to topping when height or spread needs to be reduced. Hiring a professional will save you money in the end. Our trim crew is experienced with the recommended branch reduction techniques. Preserving the natural form and preventing future hazards are Autumn Tree's top priority.