Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

The Dangers Of DIY Tree Removal And Why You Should Hire Experts Instead

by Chiara Brun

Tree removal is a task that should not be taken lightly no matter where you live or how big the tree itself is. While removing a tree may seem like a simple job, it can be quite dangerous and should always be performed by experienced professionals. Attempting to remove a tree on your own can lead to serious injury or property damage that you may not expect from a seemingly simple task. This article will explore why it is so dangerous to try and remove a tree by yourself and how tree removal services can minimize these risks to the point where they are no longer a danger.

The Inherent Risks Of Tree Removal

Tree removal involves working at height, using sharp tools, and dealing with heavy branches. When you put it like that, you begin to understand why this is such a precarious job. Without proper training and equipment, the risks involved can be significant. Falling from height, getting hit by falling branches, and getting injured by chainsaws are all potential hazards. Additionally, inexperienced individuals may not be able to accurately assess the weight and direction of a tree, which can lead to unexpected outcomes. There are many more reasons why tree removal services are quite dangerous, but those are the most pressing and illuminate why you should never undertake this task as a beginner.

Legal Requirements And Liability

In many areas, there are legal requirements for tree removal. Failure to adhere to these requirements can result in fines and legal action. Additionally, if property damage or injury occurs during DIY tree removal, you could be held liable for any damages. Hiring professionals ensures that they will have the proper licenses and insurance to protect you and your property. The last thing you want is to get a large fine in the mail after failing to remove a few trees from your yard and then needing to pay those fines and for a professional tree removal expert to clean up your mess.


While hiring professionals may seem more expensive than DIY, it can actually save you money in the long run. Professionals can get the job done faster and more efficiently, reducing the likelihood of property damage and injury. Additionally, they can remove the tree entirely, reducing the need for additional cleanup costs. The longer this task goes on, the more chance you have that an accident will eventuate, which is why working fast, but safely, is imperative.  

For more information about tree removal services, contact a local company. 


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.