Tree Trimming and Pruning from the Tree Doctor Himself 

Trees require ongoing care much like people and pets. Quality tree care, however, not only includes consistent watering and nutrient supply, but also regular trimming and pruning. Trimming and pruning are crucial to a tree’s overall health and wellbeing. Many Santa Rosa homeowners and business owners seek professional tree care services for a variety of reasons including: 


  • Maintain size and shape 
  • Thicken or thin out foliage


  • Encourage new growth
  • Prevent the spread of arboreal diseases 


  • Reduce tree risk
  • Improve visibility 
  • Create clearance

Trimming versus pruning 

While both tree trimming and pruning contribute to a tree’s overall health and appearance, they serve distinct purposes. During your consultation, the experienced arborists at Vintage Tree Care will determine which service your trees need in order to thrive for years to come. With over 15 years experience working in Santa Rosa, Fred Frey and his team can easily determine whether your trees need an easy trim or a more serious pruning.


Trimming involves removing excess branches to maintain a tree’s size and shape. When you trim a plant, the remaining foliage grows faster and thicker than if untrimmed. You should consider having tree trimmed annually or twice annually to control the look and direction of their growth. Regular trimming also ensures that troublesome growth is nipped in the bud before it becomes a problem or safety concern. Trimming can also help reduce overcrowding between plants planted too closely together. 


Pruning, on the other hand, is the process of removing dead, diseased or damaged branches. It can also be used to dramatically shape or thin out the plant in the instance that you have too many overlapping branches impeding one another. In this way, pruning doesn’t necessarily encourage new growth but rather fortifies the tree’s future health. Proper pruning strengthens and reinforces the tree’s structure. And unlike trimming, pruning should be done only once every few years. 

Santa Rosa Tree Care Services with Vintage Tree 

When done properly, trimming and pruning encourage and direct new growth, as well as prevent tree failure. And if done incorrectly, let’s just say you could have more trouble on your hands than a stunted tree. Rather than go the DIY route, let the tree doctors at Vintage Tree Care give your trees expert care.

Call us today at 707-495-4686 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation, request an estimate or book our services today.