Often trees are topped, or dehorned, to reduce the size of the tree or to rejuvenate growth. It is a bad practice that damages the tree leaving it susceptible to disease, weather, rot, fungi and ultimately death. Topping is the process whereby a tree is cut back to a few large branches, usually as a result of a structure or power cable being run overhead, and after a few months dense regrowth is seen, that is loosely attached and hazardous. Read up on tree topping and find out why crown thinning is our preferred option.


An unsightly tree that has been topped


A tree that has previously topped showing regrowth of dense loosely attached branches.