Thank you for visiting Metro Detroit Tree Services! If you have found yourself here on our pruning page, you are either seeking pruning services or wondering what the difference between trimming and pruning is. If you find yourself in the former category, you can reach us right now via the email address and/or phone number at the top of this page. If you find yourself in the latter category, this is what we consider to be the difference between trimming and pruning, at least when it comes to our Metro Detroit Tree Service customer base:
Some Metro Detroit Tree Service customers call for an occasional tree maintenance, just to get rid of the branches that have gotten in the way of things or some dangerous dangling branches that may have been damaged during one of our Michigan storms. This, we consider trimming. Pruning, on the other hand, is a more regular type of trimming that is designed specifically to produce stronger, healthier, better looking trees. It's a very exact science, and it has important differences depending on whether you are pruning an ornamental tree or a shade tree. It also depends on whether you are pruning for health or for aesthetics. Our experts can take one or the other, or both, into consideration depending on your needs.
When pruning for health, we remove any wood that is sickly or infested with insects. We may also thin out the tree to increase the oxygen that reaches the branches, and we'll make sure to remove any branches that cross and create damaging friction between each other. This will help to protect your beautiful trees from damage during our harsh Michigan winters, and if we find any tree limbs that are already damaged, removing them will help the health of your tree tremendously and give it a chance to heal. We can come out on a yearly basis or more often if you wish, to inspect your tree and make sure that it is growing to its full potential. Careful pruning can help to achieve that beautiful look that you are after.
If we are pruning for aesthetics only, this would involve more focus on shaping the tree to your liking, enhancing the traditional shape of certain trees, or encouraging them to grow taller or produce more blooms and more leaves. There are some trees that need more pruning than others, and with those varieties it can really make a big difference in both the appearance and health of the tree, to clear out any extraneous branches that may be rubbing together, and to remove any damaged portions that you may not even be able to see from ground level. Many of our customers are very serious about the health and beauty of their trees, and we take it just as seriously as they do.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment for Metro Detroit Tree Service to come out an inspect your trees, so we can tell you a bit more about what we can do to encourage their health and beauty, all you've got to do is give us a call or send us an email. Our contact information may be found at the top of this page, or on our contact page. Thank you.