If you are going to do some tree trimming, you need to make sure that you have the right equipment. You don't want to try to use the wrong pieces of equipment because that can run the risk of you getting hurt, or your tree getting damaged. So, what are some things that you are going to need?

1. Goggles

You might not necessarily think about goggles as equipment that you are going to need to trim your trees, but they absolutely are. You always want to make sure that you protect your eyes and your vision from anything that could hurt them, like bits of bark, branches, or anything else that might fly at you when you are trimming your trees. Even if you wear glasses, you want to put on goggles or safety glasses over your glasses, because most glasses aren't designed to be used as eye protection. 

2. Work Gloves

Work gloves are another absolute necessity. All the branches and such can be hard on your hands because they are rough. They may also have rough edges or sharp edges, and you don't want to end up slicing your hands open. A trip to urgent care or the emergency room because you cut yourself badly isn't going to get your trees trimmed, or the mess cleaned up. A good sturdy pair of work gloves will keep you protected. If you have to go out and buy some new ones, make sure that you try them on to make sure that they don't pinch or rub anywhere because that will end up giving you blisters. 

3. Loppers

Loppers are one of the most basic tools when it comes to trimming trees. They are sort of like scissors. On one end is a pair of sharp blades that will cut trees. Quite often, at least one of those blades is slightly curved, which can give the loppers some extra oomph when it comes to trimming. They also tend to have long handles. Those handles make it easy for you to reach branches up above you or those that are inside an area where it is hard to reach. 

If you need to have trees trimmed, it is possible to do it yourself, but it is better for you to hire someone to come and do it for you. Professionals are going to be experienced in making sure that the job is done safely.