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Responsible Tree Ownership

In the office, we frequently get phone calls asking about proper tree etiquette. It is not uncommon that a tree can be physically rooted on one property, yet causing a nuisance or be potentially hazardous to a neighbor. The question we hear from homeowners over and over again is, “Who is responsible for this tree?” By law, a homeowner is allowed to trim branches on their neighbors tree which overhang onto their property. You are not allowed to go onto [...]

By |2017-03-07T23:00:35+00:00February 27th, 2017|Tree Advice|0 Comments

Why Topping Trees is Bad

What Is Topping? Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches or stubs to lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal role. Other names for topping include "heading," "tipping," or "rounding over." Topping is often used to reduce the size of a tree. A homeowner may feel that a tree has become too large for his or her property, or that tall trees may pose an unacceptable risk. Topping, however, is not a viable method of [...]

By |2017-03-03T19:16:23+00:00February 24th, 2017|Tree Advice|0 Comments