Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tree-toppers Hit the City of Trees

I've seen this same tree-topping job done at another house, and on trees in a store parking lot on Milwaukee. Tree-topping is often referred to as the "most expensive form of pruning," because the trees will die. The City of Boise has a list of certified tree service providers, if you need tree service that won't kill your investments.


Stacy Doran said...

Thank you for posting this! It is important for the public to know that this isn't the proper way to prune trees and that the result isn't just ugly and deadly to the tree - it's dangerous! This type of pruning weakens the tree which leads to branch drop and toppling. Jason, our long-time ISA certified arborist, just received his Boise City license last week. We are very excited to get more involved in restoring and preserving the health of Boise trees!

Debbie Courson Smith said...

You're welcome. I hope folks see this because I suspect "someone" is making these same cuts all over town, and the poor, unsuspecting tree-owners! I'll post more pics this weekend.