03/04/2011 in gardening
Why do people still do it?
I saw where a group of pear trees were getting ALL of their limbs cut off at mid height yesterday….
I failed to get a picture… But these trees were covered in bloom!
Ok… first question, hasn’t anyone told the tree service to wait until the trees were done blooming before doing anything to them?
Second question… What did he think he was doing by topping any tree? When I first saw all those limbs on the ground, being loaded into the dump truck, I thought… ok, they’re getting rid of some bradford pear trees… good idea… they are a short-lived nuisance at best…
But… they LEFT the trees AFTER cutting all the limbs off!
Doesn’t anyone check with the extension service before doing something like that?
WHY are people still topping trees?
Topping trees destroys them… If you’re going to cut all the limbs off the tree, go ahead and get that thing out… plant something more appropriate to the location… that tree will NEVER be anything after being topped…
Trees should never be topped. It destroys the branching control and the natural shape of the tree. Topping trees makes them ugly….
…From a pamphlet by the GA extension service…
They also never recover their natural appearance… Are prone to disease & storm damage…