Anyone who owns a property with trees as a landscape decoration has encountered the trimming or pruning process at least once. Depending on the tree type, different trees have different branches, growth speeds, and reactions to season change. Some will require trimming two times a year, while others will require one trim every few years.


For all tree removals in West Palm Beach, we give our customers the option of whether they would like us to haul the wood away or whether they would prefer to keep it. In many cases, a removed tree can be a good source of firewood.

Pruning and trimming both include cutting branches but have different purposes behind the process! 

Trimming and pruning are extremely important for your trees because they remove any dead or infected branches and stimulate growth. But there is a difference between the two that you should be familiar with.

Pruning is used to remove unnecessary branches to improve the growth of the tree. Trimming, on the other hand, improves the appearance of the tree and also helps the tree’s healthier growth.

Pruning and trimming are especially important because they: 

  • Stimulate the tree growth
  • Prevent hazards 
  • Prevent emergencies
  • Prevent fires 
  • Suppress pests and disease infections

Part of tree trimming and pruning are crown reduction, structural pruning, and shaping. The most used tools are shears, secateurs, long-reach pruners, loppers, trimmers, and saws, which all help reduce the size of branches. Thinner branches can be reduced with shears and trimmers, while thicker branches might require sawing.

If you are not experienced, the trimming and pruning processes and techniques can be dangerous to trees. That is why you should always hire professional arborists! We will gladly help you keep your trees healthy and beautiful!