Any modern trades man will have a selection of tools that enable them to undertake the work that they do with professionalism and efficiency. As the old adage goes, a good workman is only as good as his tools. If a workman has inferior tools they will in all likelihood do an inferior job. I would not want a surgeon operating with a blunt scalpel or a dentist excavating my teeth with a blunt drill. So too with a modern day tree removal specialist, the equipment that they employ to undertake any job at your home or property must be of the highest quality and be maintained for personal safety and professional competence.
A modern day tree lopper must be equipped with more than an axe or hand saw as tree loppers from the days of old. These days a professional tree removal specialist is expert with a range of equipment that will facilitate getting access to the highest branches of a tree and removing them in a safe and controlled manner. All tree removal specialists will be skilled with the use of climbing equipment such as ropes, karabiners and harnesses to give the tree removal specialist stability whilst working with high branches. They will also be experts in using ropes and pulleys to secure branches so that when they are cut they will land exactly where the professional tree removal specialist wants them to.
A professional tree removalist will also be required to use a variety of cutting implements. These will range in size from the largest of chainsaws, which may have a cutting bar of up to two metres for the very largest of trees, down to small pruning shears for delicate work on the most fragile of plants. The need for sharp and well-maintained cutting tools is an indispensible aspect of a tree loppers profession, without which the tree loppers may very well be a danger to themselves and to those they work with.
Thank you for joining me in this exploration of the tree lopper’s tools of the trade.