Tree Felling vs Tree Pruning

Tree felling and tree pruning are two different practices in landscaping. Here are the main differences between the two.

Tree Felling

Tree felling refers to the complete removal of a tree from its base. It involves cutting down the entire tree trunk. Tree felling is usually done for various reasons including land clearance and to prevent any hazardous situations like damage to property or people. It requires careful planning and equipment to ensure the safe and controlled removal of the tree.

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning involves selectively removing specific branches or parts of a tree. Pruning is performed to enhance the tree’s health, appearance and structural integrity. Other reasons we prune trees are to remove dead branches, to remove branches growing into a structure or providing clearance for vehicles / pedestrians, and to increase light and air circulation within the tree canopy. Tree pruning requires careful consideration of the tree species, growth patterns and specific objections. It should be performed with the proper techniques and tools to minimize the risk of damaging the tree or promoting disease.

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