Tree topping is the practice of cutting off the top of a tree, usually to reduce its size or shape. While it may seem like an easy way to manage trees, it is actually a task that should be left to the professionals.

As a tree topping specialist, we decided to share our views and experiences as to why tree topping should only be left to the professionals.


Firstly, safety should be the top priority when it comes to tree care, whether professional or not. Tree work is inherently risky, and tree topping requires specialized equipment and techniques.

Attempting to top a tree yourself can put you and others at risk of injury, or even the worst case scenario.

Qualified arborists have the proper training and experience to safely and efficiently top a tree.


Secondly, tree topping is a task that requires expertise. Qualified arborists have the knowledge to properly assess a tree’s needs and determine if topping is the best course of action.

They also know how to effectively top a tree to minimize damage and ensure your tree’s long-term health.

Machinery & Equipment

Thirdly, tree topping requires specialized machinery and equipment. Tree specialists have access to the necessary machines and equipment to safely and efficiently top a tree.

They also know how to properly maintain and use these tools to minimize the risk of injury or damage to your trees due to the poor condition of their equipment.

Clean Up

Finally, after the tree topping is done, a clean-up is necessary. A professional tree topper prides themselves on ensuring their team will clean up any debris and branches left after the tree topping has been completed, leaving your property looking neat and tidy.

Tree Control is a leading tree specialist, with the experience, expertise, and specialised machinery and equipment to safely conduct your tree topping. Not only that, but as professionals, we pride ourselves on leaving the job site as clean as when we arrived. If you need a qualified arborist to do your tree topping, contact us here to get started!