What is the Difference Between Tree Pruning and Tree Lopping?

Difference Between Tree Pruning Vs Tree Lopping

What is the Difference Between Tree Pruning and Tree Lopping?

Maintaining a garden is not an easy thing. You have to take care of many things. You need to ensure that the trees get a proper environment to flourish.

At the same time, you also need to check that the trees grow in a disciplined way. Haphazard growth is not only harmful to a tree but the surroundings as well.

When it happens, you need to call an expert who can come and prune the tree to promote balanced growth.

Many people get confused about pruning and looping of the trees. Sometimes, these two terms are used interchangeably. However, they are different actually.

This blog explains to you about the fundamental difference between these two. It will help identify the exact need and call the best person in the town.


When you call an expert for evaluating the need of pruning, he checks the growth of the tree.

Why? He does because without looking at the growth pattern of the tree, he can’t understand where the growth should be encouraged?

Once he checks the growth pattern and understands your expectations about the tree, it becomes easy to choose branches that should be allowed to shoot and grow.

All remaining branches will be removed.

Also, in pruning, old and unhealthy branches are removed. They take away the necessary nutrients and keep the other healthy branched deprived of food.

We understand that there is no point in keeping the unhealthy branches as they may create problems for other branches also.

Similarly, dead branches might fall suddenly and cause damage to the people or structure. Hence, they must be pruned. It is better for their health.

Pruning is the art of removing branches of a tree to tidy up the tree. Hence, you must call an experienced person for it.


Experts say that pruning looks into the tree at the micro level where looping looks into a macro level. Hence, the tools you need for looping are large.

It is needless to mention that looping is more challenging and difficult than pruning.

Also, the risk level is high. Hence, you need an expert who has been doing the work for many years. The more looping assignments he has handled, the more perfection you can expect.

It is crucial that looping doesn’t cause collateral damage. Experts call it ‘surgery of a tree’. Hence, make sure you call the best surgeon (looping expert) for it.

Northern Tree Service is a professional tree removal in Adelaide operating in and around Adelaide’s Northern Suburbs. Our  arborists offer complete tree services, including tree trimming and felling, stump removal, and garden maintenance. For safe & efficient tree removal services cost call our experts on 08 8284 8333.

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