- Causes Unsafe Structure
- Causes Decline in Health
- Decreases Value
- Opens a Pathway for Insects & Disease
- Creates Ugliness
Tree topping is abundant in the Greater Scranton Area. However, it is a dangerous practice. When trees are stubbed or topped it causes an unsafe growth of weak wood called a water sprout. These in time grow larger and because of their weak attachment to the tree, break off and cause damage or even human injury.
Siekierka Landscape will not top trees. We will use safe pruning practices that can reduce size and will not adversely affect the appearance or health of your tree.
If you are hiring a person or company to do some tree work please ask what types of procedures they use. Try to avoid a company that uses LOBBING, HEADING, STUBBING, TOPPING or TIPPING practices.
Below is a PDF file from Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. It is posted for your review to educate and inform people to stop the practice of topping trees.
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