There is a practice going on here in Tennessee that just irritates the you-know-what out of me. It's called tree-topping. People will call a so-called professional to get their trees trimmed because of falling branches and instead of trimming the trees, they denude them. So then the tree in a year or so will look like this.
What these so called professionals are doing is killing these trees. I love trees, and was sad to take down the number of trees we did to build our house. Fortunately most of those were diseased dogwoods.