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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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Benefits of Stump Grinding

Category : Stump Grinding

We all love hanging out in the yard for the summer but If you’ve recently tripped over a stump while playing with your kids, it’s time to consider getting some lawn care done. This important role in tree removal aids in the overall achievement of your lawn and is a quick-effective process. If you are considering removing stumps in your own lawn, but are not quite sure if it’s time to call the professionals or not, check out some of these benefits of stump grinding:

One Step Closer to an Immaculate Lawn

If you’re someone who enjoys hosting summer BBQ’s and having friends over for the evenings you probably are consistent with your lawn care. Maybe you even plan on selling your home and you want to raise the value a bit. Either way, stump removing is a great way to keep your lawn looking tidy and clean. These unattractive stumps take up the space of our lawns and they tend to look haggard (unless your five years old decides to set up her tea party there of course!) You can always move that event to the picnic table of course.

Avoiding Hassle or Possible Injury

No one likes tiresome summer chores like mowing the lawn, well most of us don’t. It can be a daunting and difficult task to complete if we are having to constantly mow around one or more tree stumps. By removing these stumps, we can get our chores done at a much faster pace. Injury is also a risk of having these stumps cozy up in your yard, which wouldn’t be so great if a neighbor or guest was visiting and tripped. By removing the trees, you can avoid trips, falls, breaks, or sprains.

Cut down the chance of growth and insects

Where plants and trees are present-insects are inevitable. However, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do all that we can to keep pests at a bare minimum. It’s important to remove dead trees and plants due to the population of detritivores insects (bugs that live off dead waste matter) These bugs include millipedes, woodlice, and other countless insects.
One other annoying and complicated issue found from tree stumps is the risk of unwanted growth of new trees. The last thing we want is more work to sprout up during our leisure time in the sun. Not to mention, these small growths can take from the nutrients of our other plants and trees. Contact Dudley’s Tree and Landscape for an estimate on our stump grinding services!


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