There are millions of homeowners who take pride in their yards—especially in putting the job in their yards and caring for the tree themselves. The trees were planted, the trees were watered, the trees were grown, the trees were cherished… And now that the trees are beginning to look like they may need to cut back a bit, they think they should also do the tree trimming. Let’s talk about why they’re mistaken. If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Tree Trimming.
Injuries are common during tree trimming
In tree trimming, there are a lot of safety problems that you do not have to think about while you are planting or pruning shrubs. It is more dangerous than almost anything you would do on a knee pad with a trowel in your hands to literally operate a chainsaw, even without actually cutting anything.
You incorporate risks like electrocution, dropping, and having falling objects strike you in addition to the ‘mere possibility of an accident with your chainsaw in even slightly more complicated circumstances, such as whether there is a power line near the tree you’re trimming, or you’re trimming branches that are too far for you to reach on your tiptoes. Not only does a licenced tree trimmer have a lot of experience doing these jobs, but if they’re injured at work, they also have insurance that will cover their medical expenses.
Improper Tree Trimming Can Harm Property
Generally, it’s because they’re threatening to hurt your house or any other surrounding structure that you find important when you decide you need to get rid of a bunch of tree limbs. But think about it if anything you care about hurts the limb, and you send the limb down to the ground… What are the odds of it hitting something you care about? Or in the vicinity of anything else?
Skilled tree trimmers come with task-specific equipment that helps them to do the job safely, such as cranes, branch and trunk riggings, and other specialised equipment. Equally significantly, you also get a bonded service by employing a professional—which ensures that if they mess up and ruin the property anyway, their insurance covers the cost.
Hold trees in good condition
Here’s the real kicker, though if you’re trimming a tree, obviously, that’s because you’d prefer not to remove it. But trimming can damage a tree a lot! You might easily end up placing undue stress on the tree and affecting its ability to withstand pests and diseases in the future if you are not sure what you are doing.
A tree care crew will come in and write a plan that takes into account not only yourself and your land, but also the health of the trimmed tree. Without incidentally raising the danger you will face down the road, they can remove the danger now — and that’s worth a tonne.
In short, there are very few good reasons why anyone would attempt to trim their own tree. It’s dangerous for them, it’s dangerous for their property, and it’s dangerous for the trees. Instead, call a specialist arborist service to come in and properly take care of the trimming.
Douglas County Tree Service
3080 S Sweetwater Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Phone Number: (678) 922-4343