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How To Trim Trees Correctly – Keep Your Trees Beautiful

Today you decided to trim your tree! But of course the burning question, how to trim trees correctly? You certainly don’t want to permanently damage your beautiful trees by making bad cuts or cutting branches that should not be cut. Making random cuts and stripping or tearing bark from the tree trunk is detrimental to the health of the tree!

Tips on how to trim trees correctly:

  • Make an undercut on the bottom of the branch to prevent the bark from stripping off the tree trunk.
  • Remove lower limbs for more clearance and for more sunshine beneath the tree to promote thicker grass.
  • Cut away small limbs or twigs from the middle of the tree, any dead limbs you find can also be removed.
  • Limbs that are being removed are cut at the branch collar, the bulge where a tree and branch connect.
  • Usually 20% to 30% of the tree can be reduced without harming the tree when doing crown reduction.
  • The best time to trim a tree is autumn or winter when the growing season is over, although they can be trimmed year round.
  • And last but certainly not least, you need a sharp tool to make clean and smooth cuts to promote faster healing, like a chainsaw, hand saw, loppers, or hand pruner.

I want to share some tips and advice I have learned over the last 15+ years cutting down and pruning trees! I love my job, it allows me to work with my family, and I want to share useful information with others so they are able to prune and maintain their own trees correctly!

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What Is A Running Bowline Knot – How To Use It

There are thousands of knots and many of them can be used for various different jobs! Today I want to answer your question, what is a running bowline knot?

First of all I want to make sure you are pronouncing it correctly, its not pronounced as you may think!  Bowline pronunciation

The quick answer is it is a knot with a loop and can be made anywhere in the rope, but usually near the end. The rest of the rope is able to run through the knot, creating a noose of any size as long as your rope!

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Installing A Chainsaw Chain – A Simple How To Guide

You may be cheerfully cutting firewood to stack for your winter heat supply when you suddenly cut into a nail somebody had hammered into the tree a long time ago and the tree had grown around it. Sometimes you can feel when you hit the nail or even see some sparks fly! Exciting! Other times you won’t know anything happened until the cutting speed slows or the chainsaw is cutting crooked! Hopefully you have a few spare sharp chains, before you can continue you will need to be installing a chainsaw chain onto the guide bar.

This is a fairly easy task, although I do have over 15 years experience so that does help. But I want to share how I go about installing a chainsaw chain on our STIHL chainsaws. Our popular chainsaws are a STIHL MS 261 using an 18-inch bar, they are fairly easy to put on a new chain. The other chainsaw is a STIHL MS 661 and has a 32-inch bar which is a bit more difficult to install!

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Heavy Duty Pulling Rope – Pull Over Huge Trees

While some trees are easier than others to cut down, there will always be the difficult tree jobs that need a heavy duty pulling rope to pull the tree away from high voltage lines or a house and buildings or any other valuable property.

In our Tree Pruning and Removal business we have cut down thousands of trees and each one represents its own unique challenge!

While the easy tree removals can go fast, sometimes it can take quite some time to take every precaution to be sure everything is right before we start to cut on a big tree that is leaning the wrong way and toward a house.

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Wells Lamont Gloves – Awesome Leather Work Gloves

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When its time to buy new gloves do you feel overwhelmed by looking at the rows of gloves hanging from their hooks? It sure can be difficult to know where to begin! Let’s begin by selecting a favorite brand and going over their options. The Wells Lamont gloves are a favorite brand of leather work gloves for our crew, so let us start with them and go over my experiences with them.

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Fiskars Extendable Pole Saw Pruner – DIY Tree Pruning

Who doesn’t like a shade tree near their house, providing relieving shade from the burning summer sun? Trees are “supposedly” slow growing, but usually it seems there is a never ending battle to keep the branches pruned away from your house! Same with the lower branches that are growing longer and keep hanging lower and lower onto your porch and swatting your head as you try to mow your lawn.

By now, you are sick and tired of the branches scraping your house or bumping your head so you decide to do something about it! You wonder if a Fiskars extendable pole saw pruner is the correct tool to use or if you should call a professional tree service company.

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Best Loppers For Large Branches – DIY Small Tree Trimming

Did you ever have a shrub or bush that needed to be trimmed? Or perhaps some branches are hanging to low in your lawn? You probably did or still do and they continue to grow and keep getting worse! One of the best loppers for large branches is made by Corona Tools and it is larger and stronger than many other brands! This brand is known and respected by many professionals.

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Buy A STIHL Chainsaw Online – The Best Name In Chainsaws

Today I want to look at some reasons why cordless chainsaws have grown so fast in popularity! And also why they are hard find at local stores which may lead you to research if you can buy a STIHL chainsaw online. There are many companies that make cordless chainsaws, but to be sure you have a high quality chainsaw go with my favorite and most trusted name which is STIHL.

STIHL has been making chainsaws since 1926 and are the only company to make their own chains and guide bars. STIHL is the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America. That lofty claim is even more impressive when you realize they do not sell their chainsaws in big box stores. They are only sold by authorized STIHL dealers who are professionals of outdoor power tools.

Great news! STIHL has recently added several sizes of battery operated cordless chainsaws to their chainsaw lineup. They are the perfect addition to your outdoor power tools or are a great option for some commercial businesses.

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Best Rated Gas Pole Saw – Cutting High Tree Limbs

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Today I want to show you one of my tools that often comes in handy. My best rated gas pole saw is an excellent tool to use on many jobs, especially to prune lower branches that are hanging near the ground and also to cut high tree limbs.

By using a pole chainsaw we can save a lot of time by quickly pruning or removing branches without needing to climb the tree or drive the bucket truck into the yard to the tree.

Here is a job we have just completed that my best rated gas pole saw was an essential tool! Using it to cut 2 branches that were about 30 feet from the ground!

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Top Rated Battery Chainsaws – Best Cordless Chainsaws 2020

Did you ever wish you owned a chainsaw to cut or prune some low branches you keep bumping your head on as you mow your lawn? These top rated battery chainsaws are the perfect addition to your outdoor power tools, capable of clearing all low branches, ensuring you can mow your grass in peace. With these cordless chainsaws you can clean up a broken down limb or cut down a tree you no longer want. You can also cut plenty of firewood for a campfire or to heat your home during the winter.

Below are 5 of Greenworks Tools best cordless chainsaws in 2020, they are from the 80 volt and 40 volt family of cordless tools. I have listed them in order of size starting with the largest.

I have written about each of these chainsaws in separate articles, so if you have interest in one of them and would like to read more information you can follow the links to the articles.

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