Tree trimming or tree pruning is crucial for the health of your tree. These services are usually performed at different times of the year using different equipment. Knowing the difference can help keep your trees healthy and beautiful!
What is trimming? Tree trimming is the process of removing tree parts for reasons other than the health of the tree. This is usually done to improve the tree’s appearance and functionality within the landscape. Trimming is most often used to maintain the overall size or shape of a tree or shrub or to increase light to the lawn.
What is pruning? Tree pruning can include the same objectives as trimming but also includes the health of the tree. Carefully and strategically cutting back live branches to improve tree structure, cleaning deadwood for health and safety, or removing diseased branches are all good examples of pruning. This helps trees establish a strong structure for growth and keeps them looking their best. The frequency depends on objectives, expectations of the client, and the location and type of tree, but most trees will need to be pruned every one to three years.