Ash tree topped in 2011 Encinitas CA.
Topping hurts trees and costs money. Staying positive is a virtue, but not all history lessons are “fairy tales” or “love stories”. Sometimes we need to look at the obvious tree cutting gone wrong!. Basically, in order for us to learn about trees and grow as a tree loving community, someone needs to point out what is going on here in Encinitas. Trees can grow, but not very well after this tree cutting of this Ash tree. There is a much better way to “reduce” a tree or perform proper crown reduction.
This tree at the South east corner of the Cardiff school was “trimmed” a little too much… Well, actually way too much tree cutting happened here! This actually happened because a “neighbor” wanted a better view of the ocean. No naming names, but the guy lives on top of the hill and sells palm trees. He paid some tree company to com in and mutilate a lot of the trees at the school. including the torrey pines which were just stripped out (described in another post). There is a much better way to reduce a tree or perform proper crown reduction. A good arborist is hard to find but there is one in Encinitas.
Ficus trees are very resiliant and able to withstand or “recover” quickly from heavy cutting. However does this look good? If the tree survives this sun shock and lack of shade, it will respond with a vengence! The new profuse sucker growth will grow back at a rate of 2-3 times faster. The new growth is not as healthy and will be more brittle.
- This Ficus at the South west corner of Cardiff school play ground was a victim of greedy view seekers. This tree on Mozart Ave did grow back quickly and fully blocked the view again… HA HA. But it will actually never be the same. The structure is ruined once topped. But check out the tree now thicker tan ever with profuse suckers. this thick growth is brittle and hard to manage and prune properly. This can be a liabilty and hazard around the kids at school. – google maps — https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mozart+Ave,+Cardiff,+CAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-117.2832185,3a,52.3y,270h,94.87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXHr0j-ea-2j3uPRhg3Irfg!3e11!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fmaps%2Fphotothumb%2Ffd%2Fv1%3Fbpb%3DChAKDnNlYXJjaC5UQUNUSUxFEiAKEgnfGNtxHAzcgBHUMYtaX2fbaSoKDQAAAAAVAAAAABoFCGoQiAM%26gl%3DUS!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dc0c1c71db18df:0x69db675f5a8b31d4!8m2!3d33.0244547!4d-117.283224!6m1!1e1 SURE IT GREW BACK! BUT AT WHAT PRICE? Here are some facts and results of tree topping.
- Unhealthy and could kill tree from sunburn and lack of food. (Leaves = food)
- Hazardous sucker growth that will be brittle.
- Costs more to prune if the tree survives.