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Tree Trimming Tools When You Hire A Professional

Tree trimming is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing landscape. Whether you're a homeowner in need of tree care or someone curious about the arboriculture industry, understanding the tools involved in tree trimming can provide insight into the complexity and professionalism of this necessary service.

Our team employs a wide array of specialized tools to ensure every job is done efficiently, safely, and with the highest standards. Here's a comprehensive look at the equipment we use to support homeowners in their Seattle tree trimming needs.

Cutting Tools

Chainsaws (Stihl 201s): The backbone of any tree trimming operation, our chainsaws are professional standard equipment designed for reliability and precision. Stihl 201s chainsaws are made for climbing arborists, not homeowners. They are known for their power, durability, and ease of use, making them ideal for cutting through thick branches and trunks with minimal effort.

Handsaws (Silky Blades): For finer, more precise cuts, we turn to high-end Silky handsaws from Japan. These saws allow for meticulous control and accuracy, essential for shaping trees and removing smaller branches without damaging the tree's overall structure.

Polesaws (Silky Blades): Extending our reach, polesaws equipped with Silky blades enable us to trim branches that are high up and otherwise inaccessible from the ground, even when we aren't needed to climb the tree. This tool is crucial for maintaining the health and appearance of trees without the need for climbing - some trees are just too young to support a climber yet.

Polesnips: When precision is key, polesnips allow us to make targeted cuts in the right areas. This tool is invaluable for detailed work, contributing to the tree's health and growth pattern.

Clean-up Equipment

Chip Truck & Chipper: One of our most significant investments, the chip truck and chipper combo, valued at over $100,000, underscores our commitment to efficiency and cleanliness. This equipment allows us to quickly remove debris from the property, turning branches and trunks into wood chips that can be recycled or disposed of properly.

Leaf Blower: After trimming, leaves and small twigs can scatter across the property. Our leaf blowers are used to gather this debris efficiently, ensuring your yard is left neat and tidy. Our goal is to leave your property cleaner than when we arrived.

Rakes & Buckets: For the final touches in clean-up, rakes and buckets are indispensable. They allow us to collect any remaining debris that can't be handled by the leaf blower, ensuring that no trace of the trimming process is left behind.

Safety Gear (ANSI Z133-compliant)

Helmet: Safety is our top priority. Our crew members are equipped with helmets that comply with ANSI Z133 safety standards for arboricultural operations, protecting them from falling debris and other potential hazards.

Ear Protection: The operation of chainsaws and chippers can be loud, posing a risk to hearing over time. Our team uses ear protection to mitigate this risk, ensuring their long-term health and well-being.

Eye Protection: Flying debris is a common hazard in tree trimming. Our crew members wear eye protection to shield their eyes from wood chips, dust, and other particles that could cause injury.

Boots: Sturdy, slip-resistant boots are essential for our team's safety. They provide the necessary traction and support when working on uneven ground or climbing, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.


Tree trimming is a complex task that requires not only skill and knowledge but also a comprehensive set of specialized tools and equipment. From the powerful Stihl 201s chainsaws to the precise Silky handsaws and polesaws, each tool plays a crucial role in ensuring the health and beauty of your trees. Meanwhile, our significant investments in chip trucks and chippers demonstrates our commitment to leaving your property clean and debris-free.

Safety gear is equally important, protecting our crew from the inherent risks of tree trimming work. By understanding the tools and equipment used in professional tree trimming, homeowners can appreciate the value and necessity of hiring professionals to care for their trees.

Tree trimming Seattle trees is no small operation - it requires a lot of skill & equipment. The Blooma team is equipped, trained, and ready to provide top-notch tree care services, ensuring the safety, health, and beauty of your landscape.

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