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Five Benefits of Tree Pruning

Category : Tree Care , Tree Trimming

The summer months are a prime time to have most of the yard work you had envisioned in the winter become a reality. One of the popular projects of the summer is hiring a tree service to take care of your tree. While stump grinding and tree removal are the far more common types of tree services, tree pruning, or trimming, is probably one of the most important services. Below are five benefits to tree pruning and why it is considered such an important maintenance task for the trees on your property.

5 Benefits of Tree Trimming


While not known to many, tree trimming is actually a task that helps preserve the health of a tree. The removal of dead or dying branches helps prevent the spreading of decay on the tree. In addition, with fewer branches, the tree can benefit from more sun exposure and air circulation which will lead to the growth of new and healthy branches.


When a tree has overgrown branches that hang low it gives an unappealing look to not only the tree but overall property. For businesses, overgrown trees can hurt a commercial property’s image and could affect the amount of business that comes in. By having a well-maintained tree, you will create a positive impression on both residential and commercial properties that gives an inviting feel.

Sunlight Distribution

When you have a tree filled with branches old and new, the amount of sunlight that goes to the ground beneath the tree is limited. This means that you probably can’t have other plants around the tree as a compliment as they won’t get any sunlight to thrive. By removing excess branches, you will be able to have new plants below the tree that will make a for a beautiful arrangement.


If you have an overgrown tree near your house, then you run the risk of tree branches damaging your home during bad weather. Whether its the branches falling off the tree and landing on your house or the branches rubbing against your home leaving marks. In addition, trees that are not trimmed properly, they could run into powerlines that could create power outages.


Tree pruning affects the shape of a tree when you apply the service to young trees still growing. When you prune a young tree you promote good branch structure as well as it compensating for root loss. Whenever you add new trees to your property, whether residential or commercial, you can prune them so they grow in the shape you want to complement your property.

If you are looking for quality tree services, be sure to contact Dudley’s Tree and Landscape today!

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3 Types of Equipment Used by Tree Service Professionals

Category : Tree Care

If you are considering removing a tree from your yard, you might have a couple of important questions. Hopefully, your first question is ‘Do I need to hire an Arborist?’ The truth is, tree removal can be especially dangerous and if you lack the proper equipment-this can be potentially unsafe and risky business.

Or, maybe you’re interested in getting your foot in the door and starting a new career
attending to trees. If so, it will be helpful to know the tools expected to be skilled in using and the safety risks involved. Tree professionals don’t hold the safest job title out there.

In fact, Arborists have one of the most dangerous jobs in the word. They are required to follow OSHA safety rules and know how to use all their tools and equipment properly. To give you a better insight into an Arborist’s job, we have put together a list of three types of equipment used by these professionals. Just so you know what you might be getting yourself into.
1. Rigging tools

These tools are used for attaching heavy loads to cranes and other lift equipment. This includes ropes, chains, harnesses, and power pullers. There may be laborers on the job site that are specially trained for rigging. The quality of this equipment is essential for ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you.

2. Cutting tools
If a tree removal professional decides to remove a tree, one of the main tools he will use is-yes you guessed it, a cutting tool! You may know a couple from the top of your head, but a couple to name are hedge trimmers, hand saws, pruners, hatchets, axes, and much more. Not only are cutting tools great for removing trees but they are also perfect for tree pruning and stump grinding.

3. Climbing equipment
Afraid of heights? If so, I think it’s safe to say that this profession might not be not for you. Without question-the, the most dangerous aspect of an Arborist’s job is the heights they endure. If he takes his profession seriously (and his life) he will go through multiple routine safety checks to ensure that all his climbing equipment is working properly.

Climbing tools consist of mainly ropes, harnesses, and pulleys. But there is also safety gear that should be pointed out as well including hard hats, straps, eye slings, protective clothing and more.

Still, think you’re cut out for the job? This profession certainly isn’t for everyone but if you have the bravery, perseverance, attentiveness, and stomach, then good luck! Contact Dudley’s for professional tree services around Salem, NH, and Andover, MA.

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