If you are considering removing a treeyourself you may want to consider the danger involved. It may look fairly simple but according to a recent government article sever injuries Grounds maintenance workers, including tree trimmers, have a fatality rate that is more than three times that of the average worker in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 580 people died in tree trimming accidents from 2009 through 2015, according to figures from the Tree Care Industry Association.
The primary reasons for most accidents are inexperience and not paying attention. If you have enough time on the job as a tree trimmeryou learn quickly to respect the tools and hazards that come along with the job.
Power tools don’t have feelings a wood chipper or chainsaw doesn’t know the difference between you and a tree branch. If there isn’t someone relay close by that can see if there is an issue it may be too late to make a difference.
We know it is tempting to think that you can cut down the tree yourself but this is one project that you should not attempt as a DIY project. Of all the reasons that there are to call a professional, the one that really matters is your safety. The number one reason to call a professional is that we have the equipment and the know-how to handle the felling of a tree. We know how to remove the larger limbs of a tree in a safe manner so that no one gets hurt. We know how gravity will affect the tree as the cutting progresses
When a tree is old or sick it may have a lot of areas of instability. Sometimes the slightest bump can cause a limb to fall. If you are standing underneath it there may be a serious accident or worse. A professional tree services company can do a visual inspection or send up a lift with someone in it to inspect any questionable areas. Storm damage can crack branches and create weak spots that an inexperienced person may not know how to spot.
One more reason to hire a professional is professional grade tools. Going into a job as complex as taking down a tree with basic tools a homeowner may have around the house is not going to cut it, (no pun intended). Professional use professional tools that are inspected often and kept in good working condition.
You need to spend money on high quality tools to get these types of jobs done properly, cutting corners may cost you in the form of a serious accident lost time from work or worse.
In the Twin Cities Minneapolis and Saint Paul call Ivan’s Tree Service. With over 15 years of experience working with all types and sizes of trees Ivan’s can get the job done safely.