Which five tools do you need to remove trees and tree roots?

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Removing trees – small and large – can be hard work that requires some thought and planning. Firstly, you may need to trim a few branches, but then you will require some strong arms and some power tools to help you take down big branches and dig up tree roots. So, which five tools do you need to remove trees and tree roots?

As trees become bigger, you will need to consider how you remove their roots. Otherwise, the tree will continue to grow branches after you have chopped it down. The only way to guarantee that the tree will not grow back is to dispose of the roots.

There are several reasons why you may want to remove a tree – you want to landscape the garden, the tree is blocking out natural daylight in the house, the tree has got too big for the position it has been planted in, or it’s just simply in the way. Whatever your reason for chopping down the tree, there are several tools that you can use to remove the tree and the tree roots. Here are our top five:

Pole pruner

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Before you get to chop down the tree’s main trunk, you may want to snip a few branches. Pole pruners are ideal for tree maintenance, as they enable you to access inaccessible places, easily and safely from the ground. Operated by a pulley, a pole pruner allows you to snip away large branches, especially those at a height of five metres. Plus, because you can use the pole pruner on the ground, there’s no need to use a ladder or work at height.


Chainsaws are perfect for felling trees, as well as pruning and thinning out branches. If you are looking for chainsaw hire, you might be interested to know that chainsaws come in several sizes, so you can choose the size that suits your requirements. Before you Google chainsaw hire near me, consider the following: the size of the tree, power, your strength, and safety. Most chainsaws require petrol, but you can also hire electric chainsaws and even cordless chainsaws. Chainsaw hire is a cost-effective way to ensure you can make light work of a hard job.

Stump grinder

What does a stump grinder do? Well, the name does give it away… it grinds the stump of a tree that is left behind once you have chopped down the tree. A stump grinder means that there is no need to use chemicals or burn the base of the tree. Most stump grinders for hire have adjustable handles and easy controls, putting you in control. If you would like to make light work of a tree stump and turn the stump into wood chip, hire a stump grinder today.

Wood chipper/shredder

If you have hired a chainsaw to cut down the tree and the main trunk, you will be left with lots of pieces of wood. What are you going to do with them? A wood chipper or shredder makes light work of branches. It is slim too so can access hard to reach areas, making site clearance easier. If you are looking for a safe way to clear your garden or site of trees and tree roots, then hire a wood chipper or shredder now.

Mini digger

Would you like a fast and effective way to remove tree roots? Heavier machinery, or a compact digger or mini digger, may be the best way for you to remove tree roots. A mini digger allows the driver to access the tree roots, expose them and dig them out in seconds. A compact digger can access the tree roots quickly and is ideal for small trees. If you have large tree roots you may need to hire additional attachments, such as a backhoe, so that you can remove them more easily. Hire a mini digger and let the digger do the work. Make sure your mini digger has the right power and capacity to lift. If you are unsure, talk to an experienced and knowledgeable tool hire specialist, who can advise you on the best equipment to hire.

If you would like to discover more about the best tools for tree and tree root removal, talk to the friendly team at easyToolhire today.

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