Trimming and pruning are sometimes used interchangeably to mean the same thing. Well, they are not the same.
Sure, both trimming and pruning involve cutting some parts of a tree or shrub, but the goal of the cutting is what separates the two.
What is trimming?
Tree trimming aims to cut the overgrown branches leaving the tree, shrub, and hedges looking neat and pristine.
Trimming should be carried out on a routine basis, a minimum of twice a year, so that your plants remain in a well-shaped and uniform appearance.
What is Pruning?
On the other hand, pruning takes care of your plant’s health. The process involves cutting down diseased and dead branches of your plant to help prevent the disease from affecting the healthier parts of the tree.
Pruning is essential for the following reasons:
- It helps shapes a plant to grow in a certain way that helps in prolonging the life of the tree
- By cutting down diseased and dead parts of plants, the risk of the falling parts, injuring someone, or damaging your property reduces.
- Pruning also helps the tree redirect growth on the healthier parts of the plant, which in turn also helps the plant receive maximum sunlight and nutrients.
It’s clear, pruning and trimming are essential. However, they should only be done by an expert. If you prune on your own or at the wrong time, you might leave the tree more susceptible to further damage.
The same applies to trimming. That is why it is best to call an expert to do the job.
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