Topiary. Topiary is the horticultural practice of pruning and forcing woody plants, including trees, into “artistic” shapes. This level of severe pruning requires continual maintenance to maintain the shape, structure and support of the impacted trees. It is a practice that can severely reduce the structural integrity and health of trees. To prune an aspen tree, always use a tool that's suited for the job, and disinfect your cutting blade by wiping it with rubbing alcohol to avoid spreading plant disease.
For branches up to 1/4 inch in diameter, use hand shears, but larger branches up to 1 inch wide require stronger, lopping shears. For even larger branches, choose a pruning saw.
Melrose Tree Removal - What We Offer. All of our pre-screened tree cutting companies in Massachusetts are licensed, bonded, and insured. We currently have tree cutting services in Melrose, with the closest provider to you being Rob's Tree, which is located at 7 Edgehill Road, Saugus MA They and all of our partners offer. Sep 21, Do not top an aspen tree and do not try to cut branches higher than you can safely reach with a pole saw. If you are unable to cut branches that are out of your reach, If.