Branching Out: Speciality Tools for Arborists

Branching Out: Speciality Tools for Arborists

A few speciality tools for arborists can go a long way to making life easier. Being an arborist is no walk in the woods. You can often streaming the more time-consuming tasks with speciality tools. It’s that 80/20 rule, known as the Pareto Principle, where 80% of any job’s effort is caused by 20% of the workload. Finding innovative arborist and forestry supplies can shave the effort out of that 20% can greatly increase your efficiency.

Speciality Tools for Arborists: Stump Removal

Stump removal can be a pain in the trunk. These jobs are time-consuming and physically demanding when done with a handheld saw or an axe. A stump grinder is a beast of a machine, but it does such a brilliant job at turning tree stumps into mulch that they’ve become an essential part of a professional’s arsenal. As a grinder works it can spray shards of mulch in all directions. In addition, the grinder is a potentially dangerous bit of kit. So having a good quality stump grinder guard will keep humans and animals at a safe distance, and reduce the risk of eye injuries to those nearby, while helping to control the scatter of debris, making the clean-up of mulch much easier afterwards.

Pole Saws

Setting up your climbing equipment can be a demanding task as well as potentially dangerous. A good quality pole saw can remove the need for working from height for some tasks. reaching high branches without climbing the entire tree. Telescopic pole saws can greatly extend your reach, and with Stihl’s range of petrol-powered polesaws you can get a lot of work done from the ground.

As the old proverb goes, “You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” But it’s also true that spending some time considering the most time-demanding, energy-demanding or potentially hazardous aspects of the work and considering new processes and new tools, can all make your work easier and more efficient. Not to mention safer. There’s no greater risk to your safety than a job done hurriedly. While it’s good to keep the first aid gear ready, everything should be done to prevent you from needing it.

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