Topping a tree is bad! In the past, people thought tree topping was a harmless way to reduce a tree's height. Unfortunately, topping creates many problems, including: multiple tops, tree stress, watersprouts, and an opening for parasites and fungus. All responsible tree specialists, such as the Blooma Tree Experts, avoid topping trees.
The responsible way to reduce a tree's height is called crown reduction.
An example of Crown Reduction: The trees' limbs and branches were reduced properly, thus creating this view while maintaining their health.
Here, we prune the tree
knowledgeably and safely, eliminating some branches and shortening
others by cutting back to a lateral. This pruning creates a natural
appearance, retains a tree's structure, prevents parasitic and fungal
attack, and minimizes tree stress. No more than 25% - 30% of a tree can
be removed safely in one year—less for a very mature tree. Therefore, if
a tree needs to be reduced significantly, it may take more than one
year to achieve the size you need. Trust us to responsibly balance both
your needs and the tree's needs to create a beautiful symbiotic balance.