What is Tree Lopping?
Tree lopping is the process of removing branches from a tree to manage its size and shape. It can also be used to remove diseased or damaged branches. Tree lopping is different from tree pruning, which involves carefully trimming branches to promote healthy growth.
Tree lopping is a controversial practice, as it can cause damage to the tree. It should only be done by a qualified arborist who understands how to properly care for trees.
Tree lopping is often seen as a quick and easy way to manage the size and shape of trees. However, it can actually do more harm than good.
When branches are removed from a tree, it creates large wounds that are susceptible to disease and insect infestation. The tree also has to put forth new growth to try to heal the wounds, which can weaken the tree and make it more susceptible to storm damage.
In some cases, tree lopping can even kill a tree. If too much of the tree is removed, it can disrupt the tree’s natural ability to transport water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves. This can cause the tree to starve and eventually die.
Tree lopping can also change the shape of a tree, making it less aesthetically pleasing. In some cases, trees that have been heavily pruned or lopped can become deformed and unstable.
When Should Tree Lopping Be Done?
There are some instances where tree lopping may be necessary, such as when a tree is growing too close to a power line or building. In these cases, it is important to have the work done by a qualified arborist who can minimize the damage to the tree.
In general, tree lopping should be avoided if possible. If you need to have branches removed from your tree, it is best to have them pruned rather than lopped. Pruning is a much gentler way to manage the size and shape of trees, and it doesn’t cause the same level of damage.
Why Choose Us?
The team at Hervey Bay Tree Lopping has the experience and qualifications to safely and expertly prune or lop your trees. We can advise you on the best way to manage the size and shape of your trees, and we will always take care to minimize any damage to the tree.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about our services.