Many believe that tree topping is a safe alternative to removing a tree. Under no circumstances will we ever recommend topping your trees. Topping a tree damages it and opens the tree up to disease, insects, and the elements. Doing so leads to rot, decay, and ultimately the death of the tree. A topped tree brings on more maintenance to the customer, physically and financially, by the exponential increase in leaves, constant dropping of limbs and twigs in their yard, and through the need of tree care professionals to return to re-top the tree due to fast re-growth. There are many alternatives to topping or removing a healthy tree from your property.Pruning a tree consist of climbing into the inner portions of the tree to remove the dead, dying, and other unproductive branches and sprouts from the larger limbs of the tree, and also raising the canopy. Doing this can protect your property as well as people underneath from potential harm. It allows wind to pass through the tree by decreasing resistance and also encourages new growth, a healthy shape, and deters animals from nesting and infesting the tree
Raising the canopy of a tree is an appealing and productive approach to caring for your tree. In this situation, we remove the lower limbs of the tree that are hanging or sagging down, and leave the limbs that are growing out and upwards. Doing so leaves the tree looking happy and healthy and allows sun to shine on the ground more at the base to promote better grass growth and a more open area. In some cases only a select few limbs may be a threat or nuisance to the homeowner. In this case we will come in and remove specific limbs as requested without removing too many and damaging the tree.