When trees get very tall and large, property owners make efforts to ensure that the surrounding area remains safe. Tree topping and crown reduction are some of the services considered to reduce the height of the tree. This is a risky job so in the event that you would want to get this done, make sure you’re working with a licensed tree contractor.
Trees are such beautiful features in any property so many choose to have them around and let them grow for many years and decades. However, some trees can grow very tall and large to the point that they can be quite dangerous and risky to people and property that surround them. This is the reason why tree trimming services are very important.
It is also essential to learn more about the difference between tree topping and crown reduction. To make a long story short, tree topping is not recommended by expert arborists and tree maintenance professionals. So you may wonder why such a thing still exists if it’s so bad? Lack of knowledge is a primary reason for that. When you’re working with a licensed tree contractor, you will be advised that tree topping must not be done.
Tree topping is the process that removes entire canopies and large branches to quickly decrease a tree’s height. When this is done, the tree’s health suffers. Large wounds are left exposed and a lot of foliage is removed. You may think that a tree becomes less of a hazard by doing so but tree topping can actually weaken the tree and make it even more dangerous.
On the other hand, crown reduction is the preferred method of licensed tree contractors. From the top canopy, some limbs are cut very carefully so that the tree remains protected. As a general rule, when cutting down limbs, you can only remove a maximum of 20% of the total canopy size. This tedious yet careful procedure is best to avoid harsh and shocking treatment to the tree, which may lead to shock.
For assistance in proper crown reduction Deltona, call the tree trimming experts at Duval and Son Services. We also offer other tree maintenance jobs like tree removal, stump removal, preventive tree maintenance, and more. Our services are available in Sanford, Deland, Lake Mary, Debary, and neighboring areas. Call us at 386-717-4959 to get a free estimate!
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