Depending on when you prune, your tree will respond differently, so it is important to.
to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant. to cut off (a limb, part, or the like) from a person, animal, etc. verb (used without object), lopped, lopping. to cut off branches, twigs, etc., as of. Jan 10, Tree lopping can mean cutting off branches and major limbs at any point with no consideration of the trees future growth habits.
It is common practice to lop trees to a height that keeps them away from buildings and pathways. Lop. lop, v.t. to cut off the top or ends of, esp. of a tree: to curtail by cutting away superfluous parts:- pr.p.
lop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. lopped.- n. twigs of trees cut off- ns. Lop′per; Lop′ping, a cutting off: that which is cut off. [Cf. Dut. lubben, to cut; perh. conn. with leaf.]. lop 1. (lɒp) v. lopped, lop•ping, n. v.t. 1. to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant. 2. to cut off (a limb or part) from a person, animal, etc. 3. to cut off the branches, twigs, etc., of (a tree or other plant).
verb lops, lopping, lopped. 1 Cut off (a branch, limb, or twig) from the main body of a tree. ‘The inescapable conclusion after reading the book is that we are not just dealing with a few unhealthy branches which can be lopped off restoring the tree to health.’.