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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Why topping hurts trees

Sad topped tree
Originally uploaded by qousqous
I often try to explain why it is better to take proper care of your trees, rather than simply hack them up. This page gives a great point-by-point overview. I might just print this out to have on hand for the neighbors. (SMILE)

Why Topping Hurts Trees

Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. Yet, despite more than 25 years of literature and seminars explaining its harmful effects, topping remains a common practice. This brochure explains why topping is not an acceptable pruning technique and offers better alternatives.


(Via Trees Are Good.com.)


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