Tools Used in Tree Trimming
Tree trimming can be done for a variety of reasons. It can be done to protect your home or other properties from being underneath tree branches that could break off in a wind storm and damage the home or other properties or it may just be done for aesthetic improvement. Pruning, or tree trimming, is one of the essential tree maintenance, whether it is an ornamental tree or fruit tree. In order to do the task efficiently and safely using the correct equipment, including the ladder, for the job is a must. Some homeowners will trim their trees themselves or will hire a tree service to trim the trees on a regular basis.
Tree trimming is not as simple as it sounds as there are certain tips that make the cutting of the branches safe. You want to make sure that you are not in the presence of electrical power lines, you should make sure that the branches cut are not too far or too close to the tree collar, and make sure that you mark the area so no one walks near the tree while it is being trimmed. The ideal period for tree trimming is spring until early summer but the time frame can differ according to the species. It is also important that you are using the correct tools.
• Hand saw-this is used to carry out basic garden maintenance. It is garden tool that is manually operated. When getting one to use in tree trimming make sure that along the length of the blade that it has teeth with faceted tips.
• Chain saw-there are gas and electric powered chain saws but the one that is most popular for trimming trees is the gas-powered one. It is ideal for shaping the trees. It is a common piece of equipment used to trim trees and it comes in different sizes. They can trim any tree. The blade size that you select should meet your requirements.
• Pole tree pruner-this is one of the best tools for trimming the tree from the ground. Using this tool you can trim six to twelve feet high branches without having to use a ladder. Use this tool for cutting small or medium sized branches that are just out of your reach. The pole tree prune consists of a long handle that is adjustable, a rope, and a saw, which is controlled by pulling on the rope.
• Lopper-this is best used for trimming small trees with diameters of two to three inches. It has a blade and a long handle that resembles a pair of scissors.