Dangers of Performing Tree Care Service by Yourself

There might be many reasons you would want to take it upon yourself to do your own tree work. Perhaps there is a low-hanging limb that is obstructing a pathway, or maybe you notice there is some decay on the branches, or you want to prune your tree so it doesn’t obstruct your view of the countryside. 

Whatever the motive, you would be well advised to let the professionals – typically arborists and tree surgeons – handle all tree care services that include cutting off branches, tree removal, pruning and trimming and stump removal.

As much as it might be tempting to save money and get the job done quickly, there are many things that could go wrong very fast that could cause injuries or even death. Tree work is extremely technical and dangerous. Too many non-professionals have run into serious problems when attempting to do tree care themselves. 

Avoid Doing Tree Removal and Other Tree Care on Your Own

Removing a tree is a dangerous endeavor. When done right, it involves much more than using a saw to hack your way at the tree limbs and tree trunk. It is important to realize that there are technical aspects that you need to take into consideration regarding tree removal, for example. You need to know the tree’s proximity to power lines, how close structures are located to the tree, and think about bystanders in the area. There is a lot at stake when it comes to felling a tree properly. 

It is much wiser to have professionals handle all aspects of tree care services. Tree care specialists have the knowledge, experience, and technical skills to get your tree cared for the proper way. 

Typical Accident Factors:

Given the high level of skill and the heavy equipment needed for carrying out what can be elaborate and complex tree care services, it is not surprising how many things could go wrong and fast when laypersons attempt to work on their own trees. 

Here are just some scenarios involving potential accidents during tree work: 

Improper Tools:  Horrible accidents can occur from the use of faulty tree care equipment like dull chain saws. A non-professional could easily lose control of a tool, which can lead to a serious accident. 

Use of Extension Ladders:  It is likely you will need to use an extension ladder for any type of tree care. You should know that if your ladder doesn’t lengthen at least three feet past the branch, cutting off the end of a branch will probably cause the branch to rise up beyond the ladder. This can cause major injuries or worse. There is also the important step of making sure you have a solid foundation for the base of your ladder so it remains steady. 

Lack of Knowledge Regarding Tree Physics and Biology:  Simply hacking away with a chainsaw at branches will lead to trouble.  Sometimes, homeowners mistakenly think they can remove limbs in bulk without regard to the condition of the tree. The weight makes the limb challenging to control, which could cause damage to the tree and injury to you. 

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Why Expert Tree Professionals Should Care for Your Tree

There are so many variables involved in tree care, especially for tree removal and tree pruning. But tree experts can perform these tasks with precision, technical skill, and in a timely fashion. They are equipped with the appropriate tools and safety equipment that combine to make for proper care of your tree. 

What’s more, tree experts know how to work with the heavy equipment required for safely felling a tree. Even before trees are cut down, for example, tree surgeons conduct evaluations to identify possible stumbling blocks or problems that could hamper the project. Then, they utilize the proper techniques to be sure that as the tree is cut it will not fall and damage surrounding structures and properties, as well as utility lines. 

It is clear that tree experts, like the ones at Boyd’s Tree Service, are well prepared to handle what can be a complex and dangerous job of tree removal and other tree care services. They also can appropriately dispose of a tree in the correct manner. 

Arborists are trained and skilled at the following tree care duties:

  • Preventing falls from trees they are working on
  • Identifying trees or branches with decay, cracks, or unbalanced weight
  • Avoiding adjacent overhead electrical wires and other conductors 
  • Removing portions of trees or entire trees without causing harm to themselves or property damage

Let Boyd’s Tree Service Help Keep Your Trees Healthy and Thriving

At Boyd’s Tree Service, we are a full-service tree and stump removal business that serves the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.  Boyd’s Tree Service is a fully insured and bonded tree removal contractor with many years of experience with tree care and tree removal. 

You’ll find that at Boyd’s Tree Service – comprised of fourth-generation tree men – we provide the most comprehensive tree care. Because we live and work in this community, we understand what it takes for trees and properties to thrive in our unique climate.  We take pride in enhancing the well-being, beauty and aesthetics of your trees. 

If you live in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas and you would like more information about our tree services, or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to call Boyd’s Tree Service at (509) 585-4194

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