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Reasons to Stop Topping Trees

by Andrew Scales | November 29, 2010

Despite the clear guidelines set out in Australian Standards - AS4373:1996 Pruning of Amenity Trees, topping (sometime referred to as lopping) is still practiced within our urban forests. 

This misguided practice is a threat to the urban forest because it dramatically shortens the lifespan of trees and creates hazardous trees.

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