Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

Three Reasons It's A Good Idea To Leave Tree Services To The Professionals

by Chiara Brun

While it may be tempting to remove trees and large limbs from the yard yourself, this job is sometimes best left for someone else to do. Here are three reasons it's a good idea to leave tree services to the professionals.

Tree Work is a Dangerous Job

Cutting down trees is a dangerous job. In fact, in North America, between 180 and 200 people die each year doing this kind of work. There are many reasons that make this type of job extremely dangerous. Some of them include:

  • Falling from substantial heights
  • Getting electrocuted by hidden power lines
  • Getting struck by falling limbs
  • Getting cut by sharp tools such as chainsaws

Tree Work Requires the Proper Tools

Many homeowners who decide to take care of that tree the wind damaged during a storm lack the proper tools to do the job. If you need to climb a ladder to reach parts of the tree, this can pose a serious danger. Between the years of 1990 to 20015, there were 2.1 million people who visited the emergency room because of a ladder-related injury. Common causes of ladder injuries include: 

  • The wrong kind of ladder is used
  • The ladder is in poor condition
  • The ladder is not used properly

Too many people try to hold objects with one or both hands while going up or down the ladder. Others either reach too far overhead or lean too far in a certain direction. To avoid injury, professional tree service companies often use bucket trucks instead of ladders. By using a bucket truck they can reach heights from 15 to 160 feet. They are easily able to reach even the tallest trees or get to the top of the roof to remove a tree or its limbs. Professionals also use other tools to stay safe such as harnesses, hard hats, safety glasses, and climbing spurs.

Tree Work Requires Know-How

Even though it might look like a job anyone can do, it requires serious know-how to properly remove a tree or the limbs of a tree. For instance, a professional will be sure to inspect the tree for cracks, decay, and disease. This inspection can help determine the stability of the tree and its root systems and how the structure of the tree will be affected when it gets cut into. They can also strategically cause the tree to fall in a certain direction.

The next time you're tempted to remove a tree or large limbs by yourself, consider calling a professional, like those at Tri-Point Tree & Landscaping, to safely get the job done.


About Me

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.