When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.
DIY tree removal is not safe, especially for weak trees, large trees, or trees growing in tight places. The danger is especially great for those who have never handled tree removal projects before. The following are some of the problems associated with DIY tree removal.
Injuries are some of the worst complications you might experience while removing a tree without experience. The injuries can come from various quarters. For example, a tree that has been weakened by disease, construction damage, lightning strike, and flooding or other factors can fall unexpectedly and cause you injury. If you have to trim the branches of a tall tree first, you can fall off your ladder and hurt yourself. Injuries can also come from negligent use of tree removal tools, such as a power saw.
One of the reasons you need a professional to help you remove your trees is because the professional will direct the fall of the tree. This is especially useful for trees in tight places, such as a large tree between two houses. The professional can direct the fall of the tree or remove it bit by bit so that it doesn't cause damage. Without such precautions, the tree might fall on the house, damage power lines, or even damage the fence.
Inadequate Tools and Equipment
You need a number of tools to remove a tree safely and efficiently. You need cutting tools such as an ax and a chainsaw, climbing tools such as a ladder and an aerial lift, safety gear such as goggles and a hard hat, among other things. The size, location, and immediate environment of the tree determine the tools and equipment you need. However, it is almost certain that any removal will take you a longer time than it should if you don't have the right tools and equipment.
Lastly, DIY tree removal can also land you in legal problems. An example is if your removal results in the injury of another person; for example, if the tree falls on the neighbor's compound and causes them injury. Another example is if the tree causes damage to another person's property, such as a neighbor's fence. You might also get into problems with the authorities if you remove a tree without the right permits.
Hopefully, you won't experience any of those complications if you need to remove a tree. The best way to ensure that is to engage a tree removal company for the project.