Can you top a tree for me?
NO! This is not an acceptable practice. Topping causes a lot of issues including stressing the tree, decay, sunburn, and unacceptable risks. Topping also leads to more expense such as maintenance, reduced property value and increased liability.
Won’t cabling and bracing hurt the tree?
No. Proper cabling and bracing will not harm the tree in any way. It should actually prolong the life of the tree. Cabling comes in two forms, static (steel) and dynamic (rope). Depending on the tree and the reason for cabling will determine the type of cable and/or bracing needed.