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By Roger Boddaert
Special to the Village News 

Don't top trees


Last updated 2/10/2018 at 9:50pm

Roger Boddaert photo

This London plane tree not only has no protection, it has no leaves to produce food for it.

The topping and butchering of trees in any community is like a plague from time to time. This destructive pruning practice of cutting back large branches to stubs leaves wounds that invite bugs, decay and disease that can enter a tree. When the general public sees more and more of this indiscriminate cutting of trees it becomes acceptable and it definitely is not.

Topping can destroy a trees natural shape, its beauty and grace. It saddens me for I know that people pay top dollars to have this done to their trees, but don't realize the long range ramifications that can follow after a tree h...

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