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Why Tree Trimming and Pruning is Important

We provide many different options for pruning to keep your trees looking as healthy and beautiful as possible. Tree Trimming Lafayette is essential for maintaining your trees’ health, encouraging growth, and helping them to retain their natural beauty. It’s very important to hire a professional for your trimming and pruning needs, as doing it yourself can cause major damage.

Not sure whether your trees need trimming or pruning? There are some major differences between tree trimming and tree pruning. Often the type of tree or bush will dictate the strategy. Read on to learn more about each type.

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Tree Trimming vs. Pruning

Both trimming and pruning are excellent landscaping methods to keep your property looking neat, beautiful, and healthy. Generally, trimming is applied to shrubs and hedges, while pruning is meant for trees and larger shrubs. Both methods are done at different times of the year and require different types of equipment.

What is tree trimming?

Trimming is a technique performed to guide the plant’s growth. It can also be used to remove surrounding overgrown plants that are preventing the plant from receiving enough moisture and sunlight. Usually, trimming services happen twice per year depending on the type of plant. Typically trimming is done on younger trees (under one foot) in order to more efficiently guide its growth development.

What is tree pruning?

Pruning is a technique performed to remove dead, loose, or infected branches so that the plant can flourish. Pruning is also done to give the plant a pleasing shape. Pruning, for flowering trees, is generally done directly after the blooming cycle. If it’s a tree that blooms in the summer, then winter and spring are the best seasons for pruning. For the pruning of shrubs or hedges, it’s ideal to prune them during the flowering season.

What equipment is used?

Trimming and pruning usually require different types of tools. For pruning, two different types of shears can be used: hand shears and lopping shears. Hand shears are used to take off buds and leaves, while lopping shears are longer and are used to cut thin to medium width branches. For larger and thicker branches, pruning saws and pole pruners are used. For tree trimming shears are generally used. For hedges, we use electric or gas-powered hedge trimmers.

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Benefits of Tree Trimming Lafayette LA

The biggest benefits of trimming and pruning your trees, shrubs, and hedges are:

Tree Health

By removing diseased, dying, or already dead branches you can prevent the spread of further decay. Trees will not only benefit from the increase in exposure to sun and air circulation, they will also be able to grow new and healthy branches.


Overgrown branches that hang down and crowd other plants can be unsightly and make a property look abandoned or uncared for. On the other hand, a trim and well-maintained tree can really improve the appearance of a property.


Overgrown hanging branches can shade the radius around them making it difficult to plant other plants nearby. Upon removing overgrown branches, new and existing plants have the chance to thrive below the tree.

Reduced Risks and Hazards

Unpruned trees can interfere with power lines, reduce visibility for drivers, and pose a risk of injury from falling dead branches. In storms they can also break off and damage buildings or passersby.

Promotion of Good Structure and Shape

With professional trimming, you can guide the growth of your new trees. It also improves the structure of the branches and compensates for root loss.

While understanding the different techniques of trimming and pruning is great, it’s also important to consult an expert as the techniques, type of plant, and timing are crucial. For a free consultation, call (337) 267-8973 now!

Why Choose Lafayette Tree Co For Your Tree Pruning Job?

Choose us for all your trimming and pruning needs, including tree root removal and emergency trimming. Our attention to detail and extensive knowledge and experience with local plants sets us apart from other tree care companies. Not only are our trimming and pruning prices affordable, we also only employ ISA certified arborists that truly care about the health and safety of your shrubs, hedges, and trees. In addition to trained, certified, and experienced staff, we also have premium liability insurance to ensure the safety of our workers and your property.

If you have any further questions about trimming or pruning services or other general tree care services give us a call now! We’re happy to give you recommendations, additional services information, and/or a free quote! We’re your local tree trimming company.

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Lafayette Tree Co
Location: Lafayette, LA
Phone: (337) 573-2063
Service Areas:
  • Lafayette
  • Youngstown
  • Broussard
  • New Iberia
  • Abbeville
  • Crowley
  • … any place 60 min from Lafayette
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