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Topping Oak Trees to Enhance Viewscape

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From: Catherine lazenby
Charleston, SC
Can oak trees be topped to enhance harbor Views

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Catherine:

Any tree can be topped -- the question, however, is "should" the tree(s) be topped? The vast majority of foresters and arborists agree that topping is not to be condoned.

I would encourage you to contact a local certified arborist for an on-site assessment!

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