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Essential Tree Trimming Tools for Your Yard

Taking care of the trees in your North Carolina yard is more than just about beautification—it’s about safety and longevity. Unattended trees could pose risks to structures and individuals around them. Moreover, nobody wants to look for emergency tree removal companies during a crisis hastily. Winter, when trees are mostly bare, presents an ideal time for some tree maintenance. But for optimal tree care, it’s imperative to have the right tools in hand. 

Here’s a rundown of three must-have tools for tree trimming and a gentle reminder: always prioritize safety!

1. Pruning Shears: The Essential Hand Tool

Pruning shears are your go-to for quick and effective trimming. Handy and versatile, these resemble a sturdy pair of scissors designed to cut twigs and small branches. They’re not just great for trees but also perfect for bushes. While they easily handle branches less than an inch in diameter, choosing the right type is crucial based on your hand size, grip strength, and the tree types in your yard. Remember, there are specific shears for trimming live and dead branches.

2. Loppers: Tackling the Bigger Challenges

For those slightly bigger branches, enter the loppers. These are heftier with longer handles and robust blades capable of cutting branches up to two inches in diameter. Their added weight requires some hand and arm strength. As with pruning shears, loppers are designed specifically for live or dead branches. If you need help deciding which one to get, it might be a good idea to consult tree experts before investing.

3. Pole Pruners: Reaching the Unreachable

Some branches are frustratingly out of reach, and that’s where pole pruners come in. With the capability to access branches up to 15 feet high, these tools typically focus on removing dead branches. When shopping for one, ensure it features a bypass blade for branches up to two inches thick and a pruning saw for the slightly bigger ones. And again, comfort is key. If you need help with using a pole pruner, seek professional guidance.

Earthworks Tree Services: Your North Carolina Tree Care Experts

While it’s empowering to handle some tree tasks independently, there are times when calling in the pros from tree-removing companies is a must. At Earthworks Tree Services, safety is our top priority. Proudly serving North Carolina residents, we’ve consistently prioritized our client’s needs. Whether it’s tree trimming, pruning, or any tree-related service, we’re here to assist. 

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