A pile of equipment, tools, and safety gear for professional arborists trimming and removing trees in Belleville, IL.

What Kind of Tools Are Needed for Tree Maintenance?

There are hundreds of tools on the market that are designed for tree trimming and maintenance, but what exactly is needed to keep your tree in optimal health all year long? At A-Unlimited Tree Service, our team has over 25 years of experience operating a variety of specialty equipment for every job imaginable. Whether you are looking to have a few branches trimmed or have the tree removed entirely, our experts have the necessary tools to do the job. Interested in learning about the tools need to conduct tree maintenance? Keep reading below, and do not forget to call us at our shop in Belleville, IL to schedule your first tree inspection.

Rigging Equipment

Climbing a tree is not as simple as you may think. There are a variety of tools and procedures set in place to prevent any damage from happening to your tree, your property, and our team. When climbing large trees, quality rigging equipment is essential for pruning limbs and removing large sections of your tree if it needs to be taken down entirely. At A-Unlimited Tree Service in Highland, IL we use only the top name brand equipment to ensure every job is completed with the utmost safety in mind. A few of the rigging tools our arborists operate include the following:

  • Blocks & Pulleys
  • Friction Brakes
  • Light & Heavy-Duty Slings
  • Rigging Plates
  • Carabiners
  • Power Pullers
  • Cable Hoists
  • Winches
  • Ring Slings
  • Swivels
  • Rigging Thimbles
  • Rope

Cutting Equipment

Tree trimming expert in a blue shirt and helmet putting cut branches into a red woodchipper in Belleville, IL

Believe it or not, when it comes to treating your trees, cutting limbs is usually the last resort option for many arborists. However, removing limbs is often the only option to keep your trees healthy all year round. When that is the case, our experienced arborists at A-Unlimited Tree Service in Highland, IL have the tools to complete the job. Whether your tree needs to be pruned or a few branches need to be removed, our experts are always prepared. We use the following cutting equipment in a variety of our services:

  • Handsaws
  • Pole Saws
  • Pruners
  • Hand Pruners
  • Tree loppers
  • Axes & Wedges
  • Woodchippers
  • Hedge Trimmers
  • Hatchets
  • Chainsaw

Climbing Equipment

Arborist or tree expert in an orange shirt and black helmet using climbing gear to get up in a residential tree in Belleville, IL.

You may be surprised, but the abundance of sharp-cutting tools is not what makes the tree maintenance industry so dangerous, it is the lack of safety equipment used by professionals. The process of climbing a tree is much more dangerous than cutting the tree itself, making climbing equipment that much more important regardless of how easy or hard the job may be. Our arborists at A-Unlimited Tree Service in Highland, IL never take safety for granted and always check the quality of their gear before every job. We use the following climbing and safety equipment:

  • Helmets & Hardhats
  • Protective Glasses
  • Gripping Work Gloves
  • Protective Clothing
  • Spurs
  • Straps
  • Radios
  • Ascenders & Descenders
  • Eye Slings
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tails
  • Pulleys, Carabiners, & Rope.

Call our shop today at(618) 667-9885 for quality tree removal and tree maintenance services.

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