Tree topping is the drastic removal, or cutting back, of large branches in mature trees, leaving large, open wounds which subject the tree to disease and decay. Topping causes immediate injury to the tree and ultimately results in early failure or death of the tree.
The Missouri Community Forestry Council has taken on the mission to educate the community about the negative effects of tree topping and encourage proper tree care!
Take a look at the attached brochure to see what to do with a tree that may be growing too large.
The MO Department of Conservation & MO Department of Agriculture's Grow Native program is also a wonderful resource for education with the right-tree-right-place message. Check them out at www.grownative.org/
Resources for Professionals
A new powerpoint presentation has been developed to aid in Anti Tree Topping education. This presentation is part of the Experts Agree Don't Top Your Tree public service campaign. To open the presentation, save the link to your desktop.