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Tools and Equipment For Professional Tree Trimming

Professional tree trimming could be an easy or difficult process, and that fully depends on the tools you use. Trimming is able to open up the visibility of your property and enhance the look of your area. For this reason, whether you’re doing the trimming process on your own or thinking about calling a tree care company, there are tools you need to know about to make your life easier.


In this blog post, our team of tree experts from Driscoll Tree Service will inform you on the tools needed to reach your goal.

Hand Pruner

Pruners are designed to handle thin pieces of wood which are optimal for trimming. It’s generally a small tool that is easy to use and handle. This tool is useful for cleaning up the tree before getting into the difficult part of the process.

Chain Saw

A chainsaw is one of the simplest and quickest ways to cut down a tree. Chainsaws are manufactured as a gasoline or electric powered machine and come in several sizes. Sometimes a normal hand saw takes too long and exhausts your arms, the best resolution to that problem is a chainsaw.

Due to the risk of this machine, chainsaws should only be used and operated by a certified professional.

Climbing Ropes

A rope can be your best friend in tree trimming. It’s an extremely essential tool, especially when you’re dealing with tall trees. Using a static rope is the most preferable as it lacks stretchiness. This way you’ll be kept in place and not dangling around.

Targeting a thicker rope that is in the 10-13 millimeter range is recommended. The advantage of a thicker rope is that you have more of a firmer grip to hang onto.

Safety Helmet

While performing operations like this, you need the proper safety gear to continue. Investing in a top quality helmet can guarantee you safety from incoming branches. These helmets come with padded interiors to protect your head and absorb the damage you’d take if you were to be hit by an incoming object.

If you do not invest in quality safety gear, your head is vulnerable to anything dropping above you.

Pole Pruner

As you’re climbing a tree to start the trimming process, there may be a branch that is difficult to reach. That is where the pole pruner comes in. A pole pruner is about 6 to 12 feet long with a cutting end to it. This tool is used when there is a branch you are having difficulties reaching. It won’t have the effectiveness of a chainsaw, but it’ll get the job done without you jeopardizing your own safety by readjusting your position.


If you want to control the way a tree falls, wedging is the best way to do so. The process is simple as you cut into the tree until a portion of space is made to wedge an object in it. This gives you the power to decide which way the tree will fall so no damage will be done to the surrounding area.

As trees come in many sizes, make sure to know the measurements of the tree to commit to a proper and safe operation.

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