When you have trees growing in your yard, it's important to give careful consideration to how you should approach each maintenance task. Simple jobs such as raking the leaves and pruning low-hanging branches are suitable for many homeowners, but the larger jobs that can arise are often best suited to a professional tree service. Working on a tree can be risky in several ways – there's a chance that your actions will cause damage to your home or vehicle or even those of a neighbor, as well as severely injuring yourself or a family member. If you encounter any of these three jobs, it's best to step away and call a tree service.
Branches Hanging Over Neighbor's Yard
A tree that grows close to the property line can provide shade for you and your neighbor, but if the tree is technically on your property, it's your responsibility to manage it. If there are large branches that are infringing on your neighbor's property and he or she have asked to have them removed, it's best to have a professional take care of this job. A tree service crew will know how to remove the branches – with ropes to control them, if necessary – to avoid damaging anything in the neighbor's yard. You don't want to run into a situation in which you cut off a branch and it cracks the neighbor's patio or damages the deck, leading to a dispute.
Branches Approaching Your Roof
Branches that are infringing on your roof are problematic because they can cause problems with your roofing shingles and gutters. As such, they need to be removed in a timely manner, but this is a job for a tree service. Working at this height is dangerous for the average person, but the tree crew can use machinery, including a bucket truck, to approach the branches with ease. Additionally, the experts will know how to bring down the branches so that they don't make contact with your home.
A Tree That Shows Signs of Rot
Trees that have rot – even in isolated areas – can be dangerous to work with because of their unpredictable nature. For example, you can't assume that a normal-looking branch still has its integrity if there is rot nearby. It's too risky to attempt to work on a tree of this nature. Tree service crews, such as those at MML Tree Service, are highly trained in identifying problems with trees and your crew will be able to trim the tree or even cut the entire tree down safely.
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.