Removal can be completed different ways depending on orchard size, budget, required outcome and recycling wood.
- Cut off shelter trees, chip and remove off site or recycle, including stump grind.
- Cut off or remove shelter trees, cart and stock pile to dry and burn.
Topping is undertaken to improve light into canopy or trees and can be performed for most tree sizes. Shelter trees are thicker and healthier and more manageable for future shelter trimming.