There is a lot of confusion around the terms “lopping and pruning”. Many people believe they need to have their trees lopped when they become too large. Lopping is actually a very different procedure to pruning and can be harmful to the health and life of your trees. Trees are a valuable asset to you’re property so it is important to consider the long-term effect of any maintenance work.
Damaging Effects of Tree Lopping:
- 50% or more of the tree canopy is removed, starving the tree and causing undue stress.
- The tree will go into survival mode creating quicker re-growth, resulting in weakly attached and crowded re-growth.
- When the tree reaches its pre-lopping height, usually within a couple of years, it will pose a greater danger, as the re-growth can be weak.
- Lopped trees are not attractive to the eye and can be more susceptible to fungal and insect infestation.
We are tree removal and specialists. We offer commercial and domestic tree removal services. If you have trees on your property that need attention, call in Tree Services. We will complete an inspection and give you the best affordable management solution without compromising the health or well-being of the tree.