Tree Trimming

What to Expect:

Tree trimming and tree pruning are often used interchangeably, but while they are closely related, they could also be considered two different processes. The main difference is that tree trimming refers to the grooming processes that are carried out to maintain a certain design. Pruning usually means thinning out a tree by removing dead branches or diseased limbs and is often done for safety purposes. In addition, while trimming includes removing new growth of small branches or leaves on the tree’s outer perimeter, pruning might involve cutting off certain branches back to a larger branch or the main trunk.

Branches that do not enhance the tree’s appearance should be trimmed, especially if you are growing trees for ornamental purposes. For instance, branches that straggle away from the crown or cross over the tree’s center could be trimmed. If a branch tends to block light to the lower branches, it could also be trimmed or cut off. Tree trimming is usually done at the end of the branches to keep the appearance of the crown even and rounded.

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While aesthetics are the bottom line for our tree trimming services, we also pay attention to the health of the tree. For instance, trimming a tree branch in the right place is important. We understand that a tree branch that is trimmed incorrectly could leave the tree susceptible to diseases. In addition, our contractors know just how much trimming your trees can take. Excessive trimming is avoided as this could expose your trees to harmful diseases.

Proper time
If you require trimming on a flowering tree, we will provide proper advice on the best time to trim it without compromising its ability to blossom. For instance, most flowering trees should only be trimmed within three weeks after their last blooms blossom to ensure their buds are not cut off. In addition, most trees should only be trimmed when they are dormant. For instance, oak trees are more susceptible to Oak Wilt disease if they are trimmed during warm months.

Proper tools
It is also important to use the right tools for the right job. For instance, while shears may be used for smaller branches, twigs or the ends of larger branches, hand saws may be more appropriate for trimming larger branches. We are also very careful to ensure that our tools are in perfect condition before any job. Dull tools could easily damage branches and cause splits or uneven cuts, which would work against your reasons for tree trimming in the first place.

The decision on whether your trees require trimming or pruning would be dependent on the type of trees you have and what you need. Tree trimming is often done for aesthetic purposes rather than safety or health purposes. However, it is also important to note that pruning and trimming services often overlap, which is why you should speak to someone with a considerable amount of skill to guarantee the best results. Our contractors provide professional advice on every aspect of tree trimming so you can get exactly what you want without compromising the health of your trees.