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Arborists have the skills and the experience necessary to perform a wide range of tasks related to the maintenance and care of trees. They are ready to cut, climb, prune, and trim trees of all sizes. But of course, they still can’t accomplish any of this without the right tools.

Arborists are armed with different kinds of equipment: both simple, everyday tools and state of the art equipment. With these tools, arborists can put their knowledge of tree care to work. Their training and certification allow them to provide high-quality tree services. A certified arborist, just like the ones working with Joel’s Pro Tree Service, is considered a doctor of trees. They can diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases that are commonly associated with trees.

Tools and Equipment Used by Arborists

We can categorize the tools used by arborists into four groups: rigging equipment, cutting equipment, trimming equipment, and climbing equipment. All of these ensure the safety of the arborist while allowing them to perform their tasks. If a branch is sawed off haphazardly, it can pose a threat to other people, as well as nearby structures such as power lines. But these professionals have the knowledge and expertise needed to identify which type of saw should be used for cutting limbs, branches, etc.

Rigging equipment is necessary for climbing large trees and bringing down huge cut limbs safely to the ground. Rigging equipment also transports power tools and heavy equipment to and from the operator high up in the canopy, as needed.
A few examples of rigging tools are the following: winches, power pullers, ring slings, cable hosts, carabiners, blocks and pulleys, swivels, rigging plates, blocks and pulleys, friction brakes, light, and heavy-duty slings, rigging thimbles, and rope.
Tree professionals also need cutting tools to eliminate trees that are diseased or dying. Cutting equipment includes hand saws, pruners, hand pruners, pole saws, wood chippers, tree loppers, axes, wedges, hedge trimmers, hatchets, and a chainsaw.

Trimming equipment, on the other hand, are usually for tree crown reduction, which is sometimes a great alternative to cutting down the tree. This is done in order to decrease a tree’s size without harming it. Tree trimming equipment includes pruners, chainsaws, landscaping tools, saw scabbards, wood chippers, tree loppers, axes, hatchets, wedges, hydraulic tools, and pole saws.

Climbing equipment ensures the safety of the arborist throughout the process of tree cutting or trimming. What people don’t realize is that cutting tools are not the most dangerous in this kind of profession. Climbing is significantly more treacherous. You are more likely to hear about professionals falling from a tree than cutting their legs with a power saw.

Arborists invest in proper, well-maintained climbing equipment such as saddles, straps, helmets, hardhats, protective goggles, protective glasses, work gloves, protective clothing, spurs, eye slings, pulleys, carabiners, and lots of rope. They also have first aid kits ready to go.

Call Joel’s Pro Tree Service today and get a free estimate. Our certified arborists will get the job done in no time, whether it’s tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, or stump removal. We also have crane-assisted tree removal. Contact us today to learn more about our different services.


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