Tree Topping Services

Professional Tree Topping Services

Emergency, Power Line, Safety Applications

In situations where tree topping is necessary, a professional tree care company like Arborwell Professional Tree Management will carefully remove the necessary tree limbs to make the tree and its environment safe. Our ISA certified arborists employ the best tree management practices to ensure the health of your trees while taking care of any potential hazards that you may be concerned about.

We are a professional tree care company with offices throughout California, serving all areas of San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego area. Call us today at to discuss the tree care requirements for your property. Or fill out our Tree Assessment form for a visit from one of our professional ISA certified arborists.

Tree topping is the practice of removing large branches from the top of a tree’s canopy. Many property owners believe that removing all the material above a certain point would make their trees safer. Actually the opposite is true. Performed improperly, tree topping is a practice that can be most detrimental to the health and beauty of a tree. It should be implemented for emergency situations, such as when a tree is blocking the path of a power line, a storm has damaged a tree, or the tree is a danger to itself or its surroundings.

However, improperly performed tree topping services can cause a number of tree problems:

  • The balance between the roots and crown is destroyed. Removal of too many branches and leaves can lead to decreased growth and vigor
  • In California weather, sunscald can occur and bark tissues suddenly exposed to full sun may develop disease cankers.
  • Large stubs can’t heal and become susceptible to insect attacks and fungal decay.
  • New growth is weakened by tree topping. New sprouts are attached to the surface of stubs rather than being anchored from within former limbs.
  • Topping can disfigures trees. It also alters the natural beauty and structure of trees.
  • Tree topping is only a temporary solution. A topped tree will grow back to its original height, but its natural form is lost. Weak branches will promote additional maintenance costs.

If you think you require tree topping services, call Arborwell today at and we’ll suggest the proper way to solve your tree problems. You can also use our online tree assessment request form to get in touch. Our professionally trained arborists will carry out a tree inspection and suggest methods to maintain tree structural integrity and beauty.

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