Tree Trimming and Pruning
There are many reasons that trees should be trimmed or pruned, from health reasons to aesthetics, and beyond. Although there are similarities between trimming and pruning -- largely, that both involve removing branches -- trimming focuses more on the appearance of the plant, while pruning emphasizes the health of the tree. However, there are some key differences between the two processes, including the timing of when each should be completed.
Pruning a tree can contribute to the health of the tree by promoting growth and stability, and reduces the chances of disease and pests. The removal of damaged or dead branches also helps protect people and property from branches that have the potential to fall. Trimming can improve the look of your tree by helping to shape or form the tree and the way it continues to grow.
However, there are right and wrong ways to prune or trim a tree. Tree topping, pruning at the wrong time, or in an incorrect manner can cause damage to a tree rather than promote health, and could even end up killing the tree. To have your trees trimmed properly, please give us a call to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!