Four Types Of Tree Trimming

Tree trimming refers to the process of removing parts of your tree's limbs, which can be done for a variety of reasons, such as reducing the risk that the tree poses to your home and other structures to eliminating dead branches and pests which may have taken up residence. However, not all tree trimming is the same: there are a few different types of tree trimming, each of which is best suited for a specific need. Understanding the differences between the various types of tree trimming can help you figure out which one is best suited for your needs.

Fine Pruning

Fine pruning refers to the meticulous trimming of the branches of your tree to maintain a specific shape. This type of tree trimming is done for aesthetic reasons and can help maintain a clean appearance throughout your yard that boosts the curb appeal of your home.

Standard Pruning

Standard pruning is a slightly more involved process and can involve the removal of small and medium-sized branches from the tree. This type of tree trimming is usually done to help guide the future growth of the tree and is thus for health reasons, though it will help proactively reduce the risk of tree branches posing a safety hazard to your home and will keep them relatively clean in appearance.

Hazard Trimming

Hazard trimming is exactly what it sounds like: unconcerned about the appearance of your tree, entire limbs and sections of the tree will be cut off using chainsaws and other specialized pieces of equipment to eliminate the structural threat that they pose to your roof and the rest of your home. Hazard trimming will usually concern itself with trees that are large in diameter and will not shape or otherwise alter the appearance of your tree.

Crown Reduction

Also known as crown removal, a crown reduction is the process of removing a significant portion of the top canopy of the tree. This is only done on the largest of trees that pose a serious and immediate threat to your power lines, home, or another structure or tree – the sheer size of the amount of tree being removed means that crown reduction can pose a threat to the health of your tree and is thus only done in the most serious of circumstances. In general, about a third of the tree will be removed: however, if the tree poses a serious safety concern and such a large proportion has to be removed, it may make more sense to simply remove the tree entirely.

Contact a local landscaping service for more information and assistance.