Tree trimming and tree pruning differ in that trimming typically involves the removal of healthy branches and the purpose is more for maintaining the overall shape of the tree as opposed to the health. In addition to tree trimming being performed on landscape trees for the sake of keeping them looking a certain way, this is also done to protect people or buildings from branches that are growing over walkways or too close to power lines or buildings.
When Should Trees be Trimmed?
Tree trimming can happen any time of the year when facing an emergency situation in which a tree is growing too close to something it shouldn't be, but it's best if it's done during the winter when the tree is in a dormant state. While trees are dormant, they are relying on stored energy to survive rather than the energy they're getting from branches that may be removed. Young trees, however, may need to be trimmed throughout the year if you want them to be trained to grow a certain way. When it is a young tree you're working with, you have to be especially careful while trimming its delicate branches. Again, for the long term health of your tree, it's best to call the tree care experts at Vince's Tree.
Types of Tree Trimming Services
Trimming trees have a variety of styles, and each has a different purpose: