Specialty Tree Service

What’s the difference between tree trimming and pruning?

These two processes – Tree Trimming and Pruning refers to cutting away the branches from a tree or a shrub. These are the excellent aspects of the landscaping services. While, tree trimming is essentially applied to shrubs and hedges, pruning refers to the trees and shrubs. Both the tree cutting activites are performed at different times and are done using different equipment to make the garden look beautiful and healthy.  

Let’s see the basic differences between, Tree Trimming & Pruning-

Tree Pruning is performed in order to protect the tree or the shrub while tree trimming is done to ensure the perfect growth of the shrub or else the hedge. Tree trimming service is done to remove the overgrown bushes which also prevents the shrub from receiving enough moisture and the light. Tree pruning service involves the removal of the dead and infected bushes so that the shrub can flourish properly, it is also done to get a particular shape to the shrub for the aesthetic purpose.

The Equipment Used in Both the Processes

Tree Pruning tool involves the shear which are available in exactly in two types – hand shears and lopping shears. Hand shears can be held using the one hand and is typically used to remove the buds and leaves. Lopping shears have that foot long handle that’s used to cut the thick branches. And in case the branches are very thick, then instead of shears landscaping the services, use saws to prune the tree. 

Shears which is actually a tree pruning tool, can also be used as a tree trimming tool too. But in order to trim the branches of a hedge then these shears are used. A hedge Trimmer, either electric or gas powered is the ideal tree trimming tool.

Time & Frequency Taken

In normal cases the tree trimming service is performed twice the year while the pruning is done annually. 

However, the frequency of these tree services ideally depends on the plant species. If say, it’s a flaring tree, then the tree pruning services should be done by the late June, immediately after the blooming cycle. 

Also, in case of the summer flowering tree, spring and winter are the ideal seasons, to prune the tree and if you are planning to trim the hinges on a shrub or the hedge, for aesthetics then the ideal season would be the flowering season. To benefit the health of the shrub, the tree trimming should be done before it reaches the growth label of 1 foot.

Thus, these are major differences between the tree pruning and trimming exercise which are done to trim and keep the grasses and garden clean, healthy and beautiful. 

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