We understand that with dangerous tree work comes anxiety. Homeowners worry about their houses, fences, kids and pets. We are committed to proper tree care and customer service with a focus on safety.
Tree work in general is hazardous, but tree removal is especially dangerous. Successfully dropping a tree requires knowledge of tree physics, biology, dangerous tools, advanced cutting techniques, and more. Homeowners who attempt their own tree removal may be injured by falling limbs, inadequate equipment, or the tree itself.
Hiring a reputable tree removal service is the best way to go, but you should still familiarize yourself with proper tree removal safety techniques so you’re sure that the company you’ve hired is working properly.
During the tree removal process, professionals follow a procedure that gets the tree down in the safest way possible for them and the homeowner. Many times trees may be near powerlines and the tree service company would need to contact the utility company to discuss de-energizing and grounding or shielding of power lines. All tree trimming or removal work within ten feet of a power line must be done by trained and experienced line-clearance tree trimmers. A second tree trimmer is required within normal voice communication range.
What are the hazards?
Then there are the possible hazards in or on the tree itself. Some trees could be home to poisonous insects and plants that, without the proper clothing, could lead to a hospital visit. That’s why tree removal professionals wear heavy-duty work gloves and other protective gear when scaling trees.
One other major hazard inside the tree is rotting wood or deadwood. If the tree is in the process of dying, this mean it’s unstable and unpredictable when coming down. Dead or dying trees often have hollowed-out trunks and unstable limbs that make it hard to use regular power tools without increasing the risk. Often the best, although most expensive, way to get a dead tree removed involves a crane. So if you start seeing signs of rot in your tree, don’t wait until it’s already dead to have it removed.
In short, homeowners should never attempt their own tree removal. It isn’t worth the risk, and will likely cause more problems than it solves.
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