Lopping of trees is very common in India amongst the pastoral communities. I have found entire forests of trees lopped away to feed livestock.
This tree was found in Mahabaleshwar. I discovered even farmers lop trees to get more sun for their fields. Does it help? Well, lopped trees eventually die, and that definitely doesn't help, considering awe are in the middle of a severe climate change crisis. More education is needed to prevent this from happening.