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A trimmer is a grounds worker who maintains the grounds around a house, a business or even a park. Trimmers trim trees or shrubs for aesthetic reasons or if vegetation is suffering from a disease or dying. Cannabis bud trimmers may be tasked with harvesting marijuana as well as weighing and packaging trimmed buds. Cannabis bud trimmers may be found working for dispensaries where cannabis is legal.
The responsibilities of a trimmer vary and may include:
Some states require specific licensure for trimmers. This requirement is solely for people who are tasked with the application of fertilizers or pesticides.
The list of equipment and tools used by a trimmer is extensive. In terms of cutting, trimmers may use hand saws, hedge trimmers and hand pruners. Most commonly, they will use chainsaws. For rigging, trimmers use such tools as pulleys, cable hoists and winches. Trimmers may also use climbing equipment such as spurs, straps and rope.
Due to the extensive use of tools, machinery and equipment required when working as a trimmer, accidents can happen. Therefore, trimmers must focus on safety and use safety equipment such as helmets and goggles when needed.