Topping definition

Topping means the severing of main trunks or stems of vegetation at any place above 25 percent of the vegetation height.
Topping means the inappropriate pruning practice used to reduce tree height by cutting to a predetermined crown limit without regard to tree health or structural integrity. Topping does not include acceptable pruning practices as described in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) "A-300 Pruning Standards" and companion "Best Management Practices for Tree Pruning" published by the International Society of Arboriculture, such as crown reduction, utility pruning, or crown cleaning to remove a safety hazard, dead or diseased material. Topping is considered "removal".
Topping means the cutting back of limbs to stubs within the tree's crown, to such a degree as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the tree; or the cutting back of limbs or branches to lateral branches that are less than one-half ( 1/2) of the diameter of the limb or branch that is cut.

Examples of Topping in a sentence

  • Traditionally the educational process consists of a cycle of three steps: teach, learn, and assess (Frederiksen & Collins, 1989), the third step being a crucial one for further guiding instruction and verifying learning (Costello & Crane, 2013; Hattie & Timperley, 2007; Suen, 2014; Topping, 1998).

  • BSNL shall provide due cleaning material and required tools in this regard.1.2 Routine operation of air conditioners,Engine Alternator, A/C controllers, tower lights ( if installed) and stabilizers etc.1.3 Upkeep of AMF panels, DCDB, Servo stabilizers, MCBs, commercial energy supplies and power cables.1.4 Topping up of DG batteries, its cleaning and applying petroleum jelly on terminals.

  • Gevers J, Høye TT, Topping CJ, Glemnitz M, Schröder B (2011) Biodiversity and the mitigation of climate change through bioenergy: Impacts of increased maize culti- vation on farmland wildlife.

  • Details about the participants' actual explanation quality can be found in prior work (Cabello & Topping, 2018).

More Definitions of Topping

Topping means the severe cutting back of limbs to stubs larger than three inches in diameter within the tree’s crown to such a degree so as to remove the normal tree canopy and disfigure the tree.
Topping means the cutting back of limbs to stubs within the tree's crown, to such a
Topping means using inappropriate pruning techniques to reduce tree size that may result in unnecessary risk, tree stress, or decay.
Topping means removing no more than 30% of the total height of a tree. Removal of suckers and broken, split, dead or diseased tops or branches is not considered tree removal or topping.
Topping. Means the same as cut back.
Topping means cutting the top main trunk of a tree.
Topping means the removal of major portions of a tree crown by cutting branches to stubs or cutting of the main leader or branches, and includes re-topping of previously topped trees.