There are a variety of reasons for a tree to be trimmed and a variety ways a tree can be trimmed. They can be crowned, pruned or thinned.
Tree crowning is cutting all the branches back on a tree to a selective point. This is done for aesthetic reasons or for the overall health of the tree. Bradford Pear Trees, for example must be crowned when they get to a certain size because the weight of their branches becomes too much for the tree and they break.
Tree pruning involves cutting selective branches off of a tree for whatever the reason. It could be a limb that is too close to your home or all the branches that are too close to the ground. Overhanging limbs can endanger your home, patio, and cause serious problems in the future.
Tree thinning involves removing the inside growth that crowds the crown of a tree. This can greatly improve the overall appearance and future health of a tree and is a popular tree trimming service. It takes a great deal of know-how to thin a tree correctly and our arborists at The Whole 9 Tree Service are happy to answer questions you may have about tree trimming services.