Upstate Arborists does not top trees? You may wonder why. The answer is simple. Topping trees causes the trees to grow new branches more rapidly in order to try to increase its chances of survival. Those branches shoot from the topped area and grow so quickly that they can undermine the structural integrity of your trees.
Trees that are commonly topped are Crepe Myrtles and Bradford Pears. With proper pruning, these lovely trees can last a lifetime. But topping will damage them and leave them susceptible to damage in winter storms, heavy winds, and rainy seasons.