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What's Inside an Arborist's Toolbox?

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27 December,2022

What's Inside an Arborist's Toolbox?

What's Inside an Arborist's Toolbox?

Some professionals deal with maintaining, caring for, and diagnosing trees. These experts have spent a lot of time learning how to manage the growth and development of trees. Southern Star Tree, for example, has an array of arborists who have mastered the art of taking care of trees. An arborist is like a doctor who treats trees.

An arborist can assess the condition of trees and provide a diagnosis for any potential diseases that the tree may have. Arborists can also provide specific services such as pruning, trimming, insect and disease control, and fertilization. To provide any tree service, the arborist has to have tools, and this post looks inside an arborist’s toolbox.

Tools to Make the Work Easier

They are tools that make the arborist’s job easier; hence, they can provide you with their services at an affordable cost. These tools are:

Lifting Machines

Often, an arborist does most of the work off the ground. Therefore, they need machines to get them to the top of the tree. A bucket truck is one tool that lifts the arborist, making it easy to trim the tree. Other machines they can use are a boom lift or a cherry picker.


Arborists carry large shredders, which can be useful for turning branches into mulch. You can use this mulch to protect your trees or flower beds.

Stump Grinders

Stumps are very challenging to remove manually. An arborist will always carry a stump grinder to remove the stumps in minutes.

Safety Equipment

A good tree care company will prioritize safety, especially when arborists remove a dangerous tree. Arborists always have safety equipment to keep themselves and everyone around them safe.

Ropes and Pulleys

The ropes and pulleys help arborists raise and lower branches in a controlled manner. Having these ropes and pulleys prevents injury from falling branches.

Chainsaws with Anti-Kickback Protection

These chainsaws minimize the chances that a blade will jump out. Also, the arborists ensure that the chainsaw’s blade is sharp because blunt blades are more likely to cause the chainsaw to malfunction and cause injury.


The arborists wear a special type of clothing to help them prevent injury. You will find an arborist with an anti-slip glove to maintain a grip on tools and ropes. Also, they have hard hats and helmets to protect them from falling branches.

Risk Assessment Tools

You can call a tree service professional to help you assess whether a tree is healthy or whether it poses any danger to human activity. Sometimes a visual inspection is enough for an arborist to carry out the risk assessment, but sometimes, the arborist may require specialized tools such as lean indicators, which the arborist uses to determine if the tree is lifting, tape measures to monitor the tree’s growth and resistographs to assess whether tree trunk has hidden hollow or dead spots.

Southern Star Tree is a tree care company with arborists to help care for and maintain your trees. Contact us to benefit from the above array of tools that our arborists use daily.


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