DON'T TOP TREES!!
What is Tree Topping?
Tree topping is the random cutting of tree branches to stubs or laterals that are too small to maintain the trees normal growth pattern. Do not be fooled by tree topping under the guise of a different name which include “heading”, “hat-racking”, “tipping”, and “rounding over”. For more information on tree care and topping please click on these links: Tree Topping Quick Reference or Tree Topping Article by City Arborist
Tree Topping is not permitted in the City of Franklin and is prohibited under Zoning Ordinance 5.2.4(6)(f).
Please follow the links on this page for more information regarding tree care and City of Franklin ordinances that cover tree trimming and tree removal.
Tree Care Industry Association
International Society of Arboriculture
The National Arbor Day Foundation
American Society of Consulting Arborists
Trees are Good
Society of American Foresters
Crape Myrtle Care
Tree Trimming Illustration