Don’t top trees
Topping is the removal of large upper limbs which leaves stubs and damages trees both large and small. When a tree is topped, it is weakened and often makes large trees unsafe. A trees life expectancy is reduced once it has been topped. Crepe myrtle trees should never be topped.
Many trees in Charlotte are protected. Read about the City of Charlotte’s tree ordinance
, as well as other planting tips and information about Charlotte's trees.