Tree topping is the process of removing the top of a tree, typically leaving a large stub. Tree topping is often done to reduce the height of a tree, or to remove damaged or diseased branches. However, tree topping can be detrimental to the tree’s health, and should only be done by a qualified arborist. When tree topping is done correctly, it can help to stimulate new growth and make the tree more tolerant to wind and ice damage. However, tree topping can also lead to weak and spindly branch growth, and can make the tree more susceptible to insect infestation and disease. As a result, it is important to consult with a qualified arborist before tree topping is attempted.