Do it yourself Tree Trimming? Is it worth it?


If you are a do it yourselfer there are many tools to aid you in tree trimming. Which surprisingly are not that hard to use or learn how to use. Here is a few tools that will take care of most if not all your tree trimming needs. Each item can be bought or rented from your local hardware or home improvement store. Save a couple of dollars and learn to do something new by trimming your tree yourself.

Pole Tree Pruner: This is long pole usually fourteen feet long. At the end is a serrated blade about a foot long. And attached to it is a cord. This is tool is used for small to medium sized trees. It allows the person to trim the tree without using a ladder. So you would stand on the ground with the pole reach up to the tree with the blade. When you come to a part you would like cut just pulled the cord and cut the limb. It’s simple and easy to use. A good investment for anyone.

Chain saw: When we think of chain saw we often envisioned a monstrous gas powered one. But there are other type of saws. For the basic do it yourselfer an electric or battery power chain saw will work great. Both are easy to use, handle, and start. Just plug and go. But remember an electric chain saw will have a cord. If the space you are working is that big or you have an extra-long extending cord then this type of chain saw will work great for you. But if you need to move around a lot. Or the space is so big that no cord would reach. Or maybe you just don’t want to be encumbered by a cord then choose the battery operated one. Either one will be great addition to anyone’s tool shed.f

Wood chipper: After you finish trimming what are you going to with all those limbs? You could bundle them up and placed by the curb for your city to remove them (check with your local government to see if and when this service is available). Or you could invest in a wood chipper. What’s a wood chipper? Well it fed limbs, braches, basically wood and it cuts the wood into small pieces or chips. Then you can used this as mulch around your flower beds and yard. If you can’t afford to buy one of these then look into renting one from your local home improvement store. What a great way to reuse those limbs and branches. And save you money.

These tools can start to add up but remember they are an investment. Don’t forget to check out garage and yard sales. You may score a great deal on any one of these items. Also check online on different sites that sell items.

Sometimes Professional Tree Service is the best route…

When using any of these tools read the owner manual and wear all safety gear. This includes, safety glasses, work gloves, and whatever else you feel you need to feel safe. If for any reason you start to feel unsure or doubt yourself. Do not hesitate to call a tree service company. They will have the knowledge and expertise to help with your trees.

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