Pruning is used mainly for trees and shrubs. On the other hand, trimming is generally done to hedges and shrubs. Pruning ensures the tree is free from dead, dying, or damaged branches while trimming takes care of overgrown bushes.
The specimen of the tree you have will determine how often you should trim it. In most cases, trimming is performed twice a year, while pruning can be done annually.
Tree trimming is critical for the overall state of your tree for three main reasons: aesthetic, health, and safety.
Aesthetic– You want to keep your tree looking good with proper trimming. Don’t change its shape to an unnatural one or over trim it because it can spell disaster.
Health– Not all diseased trees are a candidate for removal. Trimming can do miracles to your trees. By cutting away the affected limb or branch, you can save the health of the entire tree. This should be done correctly to ensure the best results.
Safety– A tree with dead and broken branches is a dangerous tree. These branches can fall anytime and cause damage to your property or even hurt anyone passing by. Limbs that are growing too close a power line should also be eliminated right away because it can cause a power outage or, worse, a fire.
The best time to prune a tree is when it is in its dormant state. However, if the tree is hazardous, you shouldn’t wait for winter before pruning it. While you can prune a tree all year round, it is wiser and more practical to wait for its dormant season.
Crown thinning: It doesn’t impact the overall shape of a tree and is done to keep branches evenly spaced.
Crown raising: This is typically done to provide clearance for vehicles and pedestrians. It is done by trimming branches at the lower portion of the tree.
Crown reduction: As much as possible, don’t perform this on your tree. It can cause the decline of your tree and its death.
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