By Roger Boddaert
Special to Valley News 

Our Garden Gate

Wrongs are done to trees when topped

 

Last updated 5/10/2019 at 11:55am

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Topping off trees like this does not keep them healthy.

My life has been dedicated to the natural world and the caring of flora and fauna throughout California, but what I see being done to trees today really concerns me and it is a shame how some trees are treated unfairly. When the public sees the topping of trees, it becomes like a plague in the neighborhood. The public thinks this is how trees should be treated, and it is not so.

Trees are life for they bestow upon us a host of benefits that is part of the green world. They give shelter, food, warmth and inspiration, clean the water and are the great air-cleansers that help cool the planet....



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