The Tree Trimming and Removal ClipArt gallery offers 43 illustrations of tree trimming, pruning, cutting, and removal examples for ornamental, agricultural, or utilitarian purposes. See the Pruning gallery for illustrations of trimming techniques on smaller plants.

Large areas of garden walls work for the cultivation of the apricot tree. The distance apart for fan shaped trees should be between fifteen and twenty feet or two feet for Cordons trees.

Method of Wall Training for the Apricot Tree

Large areas of garden walls work for the cultivation of the apricot tree. The distance apart for fan…

Apricot trees can be trained at gable ends of cottages. The apricot tree prefers walls facing south-west or west but can be grown in warm areas facing north.

Training for Apricot Trees at Gable Ends of Cottages

Apricot trees can be trained at gable ends of cottages. The apricot tree prefers walls facing south-west…

Carolina poplar not pruned since setting out.

Carolina Poplar Not Pruned Since Setting Out

Carolina poplar not pruned since setting out.

Carolina poplar severely headed back

Carolina Poplar Severely Headed Back

Carolina poplar severely headed back

Pictured is a diagram to illustrate the operation in the removal of a large tree for transplanting.

Diagram for Tree Removal

Pictured is a diagram to illustrate the operation in the removal of a large tree for transplanting.

Illustrated is a diagram to show how and where the digging is begun for transplanting trees.

Diagram to Show Digging

Illustrated is a diagram to show how and where the digging is begun for transplanting trees.

"This image gives a good idea of how these drawf trees are to be manipulated, a showing the first year's development from the maiden tree after being headed back, and b the form assumed a year or two later." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dwarf-Tree Pruning

"This image gives a good idea of how these drawf trees are to be manipulated, a showing the first year's…

"The form of Dumoutier is merely a refinement on the Montreuil method. The formation of the tree commences with the inferior limbs and proceeds towards the center, he branches being lowered from time to time as the tree acquires strength. What is most worthy of notice in this method is the management of the subordinates in the pruning for fruit." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dumontier's Fan

"The form of Dumoutier is merely a refinement on the Montreuil method. The formation of the tree commences…

Espalier is the term applied to a mode of training fruit trees in the open ground. For a single tree a row of stakes about five feet high driven into the ground, about nine inches apart is the start. Then a narrow strip of wood is laid on the tops of the stakes and a nail is driven into each to hold it firmly.

Fruit-Tree Trained Upright as an Espalier

Espalier is the term applied to a mode of training fruit trees in the open ground. For a single tree…

"Fan Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Fan Training

"Fan Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pruning for a Fan-Shaped Tree." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Fan-Shaped Pruning

"Pruning for a Fan-Shaped Tree." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pruning for a Fan-Shaped Tree, Third Year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Fan-Shaped Pruning

"Pruning for a Fan-Shaped Tree, Third Year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pruning for a Fan-Shaped Tree, Fourth Year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Fan-Shaped Pruning

"Pruning for a Fan-Shaped Tree, Fourth Year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pruning for Horizontally-Trained Tree, Fifth Year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horizontal Shaped Pruning

"Pruning for Horizontally-Trained Tree, Fifth Year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Horizontal Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horizontal Training

"Horizontal Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Forms of Horizontal Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horizontal Training

"Forms of Horizontal Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Illustrated is a large tree being removed from its place. The roots are now to be wound in burlap or other material.

Large Tree Removed

Illustrated is a large tree being removed from its place. The roots are now to be wound in burlap or…

"Modified Fan Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Modified Fan Training

"Modified Fan Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Illustrated is the moving of a tree in winter with a large ball of frozen earth. This is one of two ways to move a large tree.

Moving a Tree in Winter

Illustrated is the moving of a tree in winter with a large ball of frozen earth. This is one of two…

A mostly pruned peach trees. Saplings pruned such as this will grow back largest.

Completely pruned peach tree

A mostly pruned peach trees. Saplings pruned such as this will grow back largest.

A mostly pruned peach tree.

Mostly pruned peach tree

A mostly pruned peach tree.

A slightly pruned peach tree.

Slightly pruned peach tree

A slightly pruned peach tree.

Unpruned peach tree.

Unpruned peach tree

Unpruned peach tree.

A curved iron bar is used to train trees into such a shape. A pear tree arbor is used for covering a portion or the whole of a garden.

Pear Tree Arbor

A curved iron bar is used to train trees into such a shape. A pear tree arbor is used for covering a…

Fan training of pears is better adapted for walls that are much higher than those usually surrounding gardens. Once established, fan trained trees bear fruit of good quality.

Fan Training of Pear Trees

Fan training of pears is better adapted for walls that are much higher than those usually surrounding…

In a horizontal system of training pear trees the lower branches must be equally vigorous with the upper ones. A represents the permanent trees.

Horizontal System of Training Pear Trees

In a horizontal system of training pear trees the lower branches must be equally vigorous with the upper…

A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown.

Tree Prop

A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown.

A pruned tree

Pruned Tree

A pruned tree

A pruned tree

Pruned Tree

A pruned tree

"a shows a young tree with its second year's growth, the upright shoot of the maiden tree having been moderately headed back, being left longer if the buds near the base promise to break freely, or cut shorter if they are weak and wanting in vigour. The winter pruning, carried out with the view to shape the tree into a well-grown pyramid, would be effected at the places marked by a cross line." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pyramid Pruning

"a shows a young tree with its second year's growth, the upright shoot of the maiden tree having been…

"Pyramidal Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pyramidal Training

"Pyramidal Training." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Mr. Seymour's form approaches more nearly to the French method than any other practised in England, but the direct channel of the sap is not suppressed. It will be seen that the bearing shoots are all on the upper side of the mother branches, and that these bearing shoots are wholly reproduced once a year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Seymour's Fan

"Mr. Seymour's form approaches more nearly to the French method than any other practised in England,…

Silver maple after severe heading back.

Silver maple after severe heading back.

Silver maple after severe heading back.

Silver maple not pruned since setting out.

Silver Maple Not Pruned Since Setting Out.

Silver maple not pruned since setting out.

"Summer Pruning should be performed while the shoots are yet young and succulent, so that they may be in most cases be nipped off with the thumb-nail. It is very necessary in the case of trees trained to a flat surface, as a wall or espalier rail, to prevent undue crowding. In some cases, as, for example, with peaches, the superfluous shoots are wholly removed, and certain selected shoots reserved to supply bearing wood for the next year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Summer Pruning

"Summer Pruning should be performed while the shoots are yet young and succulent, so that they may be…

"Summer Pruning should be performed while the shoots are yet young and succulent, so that they may be in most cases be nipped off with the thumb-nail. It is very necessary in the case of trees trained to a flat surface, as a wall or espalier rail, to prevent undue crowding. In some cases, as, for example, with peaches, the superfluous shoots are wholly removed, and certain selected shoots reserved to supply bearing wood for the next year." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Summer Pruning

"Summer Pruning should be performed while the shoots are yet young and succulent, so that they may be…

A slender tree, in need of pruning.

Tree

A slender tree, in need of pruning.

Pictured is a tree being moved on skids. The roots are wrapped.

Tree Moved on Skids

Pictured is a tree being moved on skids. The roots are wrapped.

Pictured is a tree on a city street being trimmed for firewood.

Tree on a City Street

Pictured is a tree on a city street being trimmed for firewood.

A horizontally trained tree

Horizontally Trained Tree

A horizontally trained tree

The fifth year of pruning a horizontally trained tree.

Pruned Tree

The fifth year of pruning a horizontally trained tree.

A long stub left in pruning. The wound cannot heal. The tape shows how far the trunk is hollow. The tree will soon blow over.

Stub of a Limb of a Tree

A long stub left in pruning. The wound cannot heal. The tape shows how far the trunk is hollow. The…

Pictured is a tree with an unattractive bushy top and bad stumps. The stumps will decay instead of healing.

Unattractive Tree

Pictured is a tree with an unattractive bushy top and bad stumps. The stumps will decay instead of healing.