Tree Removal Risks And Mistakes To Watch Out
When your tree has overgrown or damaged, it’s always wise to remove it. To save money, some homeowners opt to remove the trees on their own.
Risks involved with DIY tree removal
While you will be saving some money when you don’t hire a tree removal expert, there are plenty of risks involved with the practice. Some of these mistakes include:
Weak branches: On a casual look, the tree branches might look healthy, but they might be rotten on the inside. This puts you at the risk of falling in the event you step on the rotten branch. To avoid this, professionals use specialized tools to get up the trees. If you don’t have these tools, you might be in trouble.
Improper use of the tools: Even if you might have the necessary tools such as chainsaws and handsaws, you might hurt yourself in the process as you aren’t used in using them. Plenty of accidents have also been reported when using ladders where people slip and fall. This could be a disaster especially if you climbed to the top.
Tips to consider when removing the trees
To avoid the risks that come with DIY tree removal, you should consider some tips. Some of these tips include:
Cut the tree correctly: How you cut the tree significantly determines where the tree falls. Often, the tree falls away from the cut direction following the “hinge” that you create when sawing. If you saw in one direction but fail to provide adequate felling “hinge,” the tree will follow gravity which can be dangerous as it can fall on your property or even you. If you haven’t cut the tree before, get the input of an experienced arborist. You can also read guides that you can find both online and offline.
Contact a professional: You might have the necessary tools to remove the tree and even begin the project but in the middle, find out that the project is too big for you. In such a scenario, you should contact your local tree company to help you in removing the tree as soon as possible. Remember that a half cut tree is a ticking time bomb.
This is what you need to know about tree removal. Regardless of how minor the project is, you should avoid attempting to remove the trees if you haven’t done it before. As rule of thumb, always hire arborist services to help you out.