We know the question is constantly burning your lips: what is the difference between tree pruning and tree trimming?
The answer is simple: trimming is a superficial process that simply aims to maintain the shape of the tree or shrub, while pruning is essential to the maintenance of the tree and consists of removing unwanted branches.
When it comes to trimming, we are talking about fairly regular maintenance. Fortunately, our team takes care of it for you !
Now let’s talk about pruning…
When should we do tree pruning?
First of all, it is important to mention that how often you should prune your trees depends on how old they are.
If the latter is less than 10 years old, you should favor light and regular pruning every two years. Between 10 and 20 years old, we recommend a pruning every 4 or 5 years. Beyond 20 years, it is advisable to clear it up every 10 years.
Proper pruning solidifies the structure of the tree over time.
That being said, other situations may require pruning:
- Dead branches: in addition to harming the aesthetic of the tree, it presents a potential danger, since it could fall at any time.
- Diseased branches: to prevent spread to the rest of the tree.
- Its development presents a danger to the neighboring infrastructures: proximity to a house, a road, electrical wires, etc.
- Damaged branches: in addition to presenting a potential danger, this could harm the health of the tree by acting as a gateway for diseases.
- Your tree is encroaching on neighbours: by law, any owner is required to cut branches that encroach on the neighboring property
If in doubt, seek expert advice!
Having the right tools is important!
Having the right cutting and safety tools is essential when it comes to pruning. This also requires skills in order to avoid causing damage to the structure of the tree.
Furthermore, when you cut a tree branch, it could cause damage in its fall, if you do not have the right equipment.
Don’t take any risks, call on the experts! In addition, our team takes care of getting rid of the branches when the job is done!