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Useful Tools For Trimming Your Trees

by Terri Holmes

If you decide that you would like to trim your trees yourself, you'll need to assemble the best tree trimming tools you can find. Some tools are better for certain types of trees, while other tools are better for different types of trees. If you come to your tree with the right tools, you'll be less likely to damage it and it will be much easier to trim your tree.

Pruning Shears

Pruning shears are often what is associated with trimming vegetation, but they are mostly only useful when trimming thin tree twigs. If a branch is larger than an inch in diameter, you will want to use something else.

Pole Pruners

Pole pruners are helpful because some branches can be difficult to reach. The pole pruner acts like a saw that you can use to cut through a branch out of reach and pull them down. The saw is able to handle branches that are up to two inches thick.


You'll need loppers for medium-sized branches, such as branches on a cherry tree. Use bypass loppers if you are cutting live branches and use anvil loppers if you are cutting dead branches.

Hedge Trimmers

Hedge trimmers are electric tools that can cut through branches more quickly than shears or loppers. However, you'll want to be careful not to cut through the power cord. Trimmers are able to cut through branches that are thinner, but you may need a chainsaw for thicker vegetation.


A chainsaw is often what you'll need when cutting through a very thick branch. However, these are very dangerous tools that should only be used if you feel confident in doing so. Some chainsaws are powered by electricity, while others are powered by gasoline. The downside of gasoline is that you might struggle to get your chainsaw started. The best type of chainsaw uses auto-oil so that you can keep the chain lubricated at all times.

Wood Chippers

After you have trimmed your branches, you'll need something to do with them. If you have a wood chipper, you'll be able to turn the branches into mulch. Mulch can be used both for decoration and to protect your plants from weeds.

Tree Trimming Services

One of the best tools you can have is a professional.  With a tree trimming service, you don't have to worry about buying or renting tools and you can be sure that your trees will be trimmed right and using the correct safety precautions.

To learn more, contact a company like Treetime Inc.


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!