Underlying Beliefs and Attitudes about Topping Trees

@article{Fazio1999UnderlyingBA,
  title={Underlying Beliefs and Attitudes about Topping Trees},
  author={James R. Fazio and Edwin E. Krumpe},
  journal={Arboriculture \& Urban Forestry},
  year={1999}
}
Topping trees has long been a problem in community forestry, not only by creating visual blight, but also by endangering the health of trees and the safety of pedestrians and property. Despite regulations in some cities and a long history of educational campaigns, the practice continues. In this study, a survey was conducted in one region of the United States to determine the reasons behind the continuing practice, in part by directly interviewing people who had requested or allowed their shade… 

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