What happens when trees are topped? Like the hyrdas, two more will appear, or even three.
Initially, whatever the result appears to be, eventually grows monstrous. That is what happened with this stand of cottonwood. Then the wind started blowing and of the three tops that buckled, two fell within 10ft of a living room. The third was precariously suspended in a way that made it clearly obvious, these trees needed to be removed.