No, “Topping” is an antiquated method of reducing the overall height of a tree through poor arboricultural practice. It is prohibited for use on City Trees. If you are thinking of “Topping” a tree within your property, please reconsider and use an accepted method of pruning. The best course of action begins with contacting a qualified professional.
If the tree is located on City Right of Way, please call The City’s Urban Forester at 801-629-8284. If the tree is located on your private property, you might begin with contacting a Certified Arborist. Find a list of qualified individuals and companies that do work throughout the state on theUtah Community Forest Council website.