The travelling Missouri Anti-Tree Topping display can be viewed at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd, this weekend.
This educational outreach is sponsored locally by TreeLiberty, a voluntary tree care group.
Tree topping is the drastic removal, or cutting back, of large branches in mature trees, leaving large, open wounds that subject the tree to disease and decay. Topping causes immediate injury to the tree and ultimately results in early failure or death of the tree. This practice has been deemed unsafe for over 25 years but sadly, is still happening to local trees.
In our state, the Missouri Community Forestry Council has taken on the mission to educate the community about the negative effects of tree topping and encourage proper tree care. The University of Missouri Extension Center located in the Clay County Courthouse Annex at 1901 NE 48th Street, KCMO, will host the display during the last week of February 2010.
TreeLiberty urges you to learn the hazards of tree topping by viewing this display. A competent tree service will have certified arborists and will never “top” a tree. Learn more by calling 1-877 40 NO TOP.