Although they seem subtle, there are big differences between the two methods.

Pruning: According to Canadian forestry terminology, pruning means removing unnecessary branches and even roots. The term is not limited only to tree maintenance.

Trimming: is often used for commercial needs. At nurseries, trimming is done to promote healthy tree growth. Lower branches are removed from the trunk to discourage animals from browsing and eating them. Mostly preoccupied with removing green shoots to encourage healthier overall foliage, trimming is done to improve the appearance of the tree.

Everyone has their own definition…

What are the primary motivations for pruning or trimming?


Branches growing in the direction of electric utility wires or other structures including your garage, home and swimming pool, must be cut back.

Tree health

Dead, broken, or rotting branches due to fungal contamination or insect infestation need to be removed.

Improve appearance

An overly bushy tree loses a lot of the energy needed to adequately feed its branches, some of which may die as a result.
Thinning allows you to re-shape the tree, change its directional growth, while maximizing energy and diverting it to the right places.

  • Tree Trimming
  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Removal
  • Storm CleanUp
  • Tree Planting
  • Tree Design

Safety Trim oak trees and elm trees