- Forensic Tree Files
They're everywhere; trees disfigured and dieing from years of abuse and neglect. Specifically, I'm referring to the misguided practice of tree topping. Also known as pollarding, stubbing, dehorning, heading and several other terms, it has risen to crisis proportions nationally over the last decade.
Topping is considered the most harmful tree pruning practice known. In fact, it's regarded as such a serious crime against nature, one organization's major efforts over the past two decades has been to stop this "torture and mutilation".