Topping a Tree in the OSH parking lot.

Tree “topping” or the indiscriminate cutting of tree limbs and branches, decapitating the living organism, is an ugly, harmful and wasteful practice that seems to be practiced all over the San Fernando Valley. When trees are cut down like this, what remains is an injured and destroyed plant that provides no shade, and is destined to die.

One might hope that OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware), a home/hardware store that sells plants and fertilizers and advises the public on gardening, might have more sense or sensibility. But there they were today, hacking and chopping and murdering a large shade tree in the middle of an asphalt parking lot, a tree that provides shade and protection.

No doubt they took the lowest tree cutter bid and here is the result.

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