Gum Tree Lopping
Tree lopping is a quick, effective, and extremely easy way to create a certain shape or size for the eucalyptus trees on your commercial or residential property, but can create future problems and damage your trees.
Tree lopping is the trimming of branches to reduce or manage the shape and/or size of a tree on a property. Professionals that perform tree lopping typically cut tree branches to meet their clients’ specifications without considering the health and overall future growth of the tree. It is a common tree trimming procedure, especially as trees grow more mature and their shape and size become more difficult to manage or maintain. Tree lopping procedures typically hinder the future growth of the tree, and can look unattractive if not done well.
For gum tree species, this is especially true. If there is dieback in the trees on your property, or if a limb has already fallen or torn, it is best to have the deadwood removed by a professional arborist. Tree loppers “lop” the ends of branches to create a designated shape, failing to take into consideration the long-term growth and health of the tree. This creates future issues in later years, when lopped tree branches do not resprout, but instead decay creating weakness in the tree. This could do damage to property or structures surrounding the tree if the branch is broken or shed.
There are ways to appropriately prune your gum trees so that they can have a distinct shape without taking-on unhealthy lopping practices. From hedge pruning to pollarding, specimen pruning to coppicing – there are ways to beautify your trees in a sustainable way.
If you are interested in gum tree lopping, contact us here at Dynamic Arborist. We would love to set up an appointment to provide you with a free assessment and quote so that we can evaluate your gum tree and help you create a plan of action that will meet your needs. We want your landscaping to look nice, but have methods to accomplish this that will set up your trees for strength and future growth, too.