Whatcom Tree Service is the only name you need to know for all your tree care needs. From tree trimming to pruning to maintenance to removal, our team can handle any job that helps to promote the health, beauty, and safety of your Geneva home’s trees. One question we get all the time is, what is the difference between tree pruning and tree trimming? They are in fact not the same thing, and depending on the particular needs of your trees, you may need one and not the other. Here’s a brief synopsis.

Tree Trimming

Trimming is performed with more of a maintenance mindset. When left to their own devices, trees can become overgrown, with thickets of branches shading out other parts of the plant and demanding more moisture than is available. A tree trimmer will thin out the branches to ensure that all parts of the tree receive an ideal balance of water and sunlight.

Tree Pruning

A tree pruner operates with much more of a focus on the tree’s future health. Dead branches are removed for aesthetics as well as safety, and smaller branches are carefully eliminated with the tree’s future shape in mind. Fruit yields can also be optimized by judiciously pruning limbs to divert nutrients to selected areas of the plant. It takes a lot of training and experience to become a competent tree pruner.
Whatcom Tree Service can determine whether your tree is in need of trimming, pruning, or both. We serve the Western Washington communities of Bellingham, Ferndale, Geneva, Sudden Valley, Birchbay, Deming, Everson, and Lynden. Contact us today for an estimate, and we’ll come out and help you decide on the best course of action for your tree’s trimming and pruning needs.