What is the difference between tree pruning and tree trimming?

Last Updated 3/22/2023In Trusted in Tree Services, Homepage Blog Preview

Are you a home, business or property owner? If so, you've probably thought about trimming or pruning your trees. But, what's the difference?

Tree pruning is used to remove dead or unnecessary branches or limbs from a tree. Tree trimming, is used to promote healthy growth for the tree. Pruning and trimming happen at different times of the year and different pieces of equipment are used.

Tree Pruning:

  • Pruning removes dead, infected, diseased or unnecessary branches or limbs from a tree.
  • Sometimes branches are growing in the wrong direction or towards/beside an electrical wire or a structure and pruning helps keep unwanted growth in check.
  • It is often done annually.
  • Dormant trees are often pruned during winter to ensure they grow well during the Spring months.
  • Hand sheers or lopping shears are used for thin branches while a saw may be required for larger/thicker branches or limbs.

Tree Trimming:

  • Trimming helps boost proper and healthy growth of a tree, as extra branches and overgrowth can prevent trees from getting their necessary moisture and nutrients.
  • Trimming removes the overgrown branches to offer a more attractive or "cleaner" aesthetic for your trees.
  • This service usually takes place twice annually.
  • Sheers, trimmers, and saws are used.

We often use ropes, harnesses, and other equipment to removed hazardous branches, limbs or trees safely from hard to get to locations, keeping the world above our heads a little safer!

Our bucket truck also enables our team to be safely lifted off the ground, while allowing the bucket to reposition and reach out-of-the-way spots that couldn't be reached with a ladder. This is especially true with power lines, homes, or other structures obstructing safe access to limbs and foliage.

Whether your trees need just a little touch up, a major makeover, or removal and grinding, a professional is the right choice for the job. 

Read more on 3 Reasons To Choose A Professional Tree Service Company For Tree Services here.

About Us:

At Earnest Tree Service and Landscaping, we provide all tree services to include tree removal, tree pruning, emergency tree removal, landscaping projects and more. We also offer stump grinding services to eliminate safety hazards on your land.

We are a fully licensed and insured tree service company. Our job is to ensure the safety and care of your trees and your property. We can improve the health and appearance of your trees or manage them so that they are no longer a threat on your property.

Choose the trusted tree service & landscaping professional with 10+ years of experience. Our team serves all of Iredell County, North Carolina and surrounding areas to included:

  • Statesville, North Carolina
  • Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Troutman, North Carolina
  • Harmony, North Carolina
  • Love Valley, North Carolina
  • Union Grove, North Carolina
  • Taylorsville, North Carolina
  • Hickory, North Carolina
  • Elmwood, North Carolina

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We are also trusted for emergency tree services, which are offered 24/7. Call us when you have a tree issue that needs to be addressed immediately. Learn more about our emergency tree removal and our services HERE.

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