Got an flyer for TOPPING TREES today

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Marcos, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    That is a great loooking tree and looks like a lot of care went into the future planning of conserving it.

    Here tree topping usually occurs when people move into an area were a forest has just been cleared and they want to enhance there view of the ocean. these trees are around 40-60' and then hack down to ~30'. The end result is a stressed tree that just needs to be removed after a few years because the recovery from the damage looks bad of the tree is just mangled.
  2. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 140

    Seems like it would hurt them, but the crape myrtles around here get it every year and they look awesome and are around 8-10 years old.
    That's one of the only things I see getting topped, around here.
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    That cherry is example of art. I live near some old estates and one of them has pleached or "pollard" lindens that are simply amazing. Let's face it many tree guys out there are any more than take down "experts"?

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