When it comes to DIY lawn projects, tree removal should not be one of them. Successful tree felling requires the proper equipment, experience, and expertise, among other things.
Tree removal company Tree Fellers notes that tree removals are just one of the few jobs you should not try doing by yourself. They share some reasons to hire a professional instead.
Apart from yourself, you put your property at risk of damage, especially if you are inexperienced in cutting trees. You may end up paying more for your property’s damages than the cost of hiring a professional.
Tree and Equipment-Induced Injuries
Some tree-related injuries include falling off trees and getting hit by falling branches. Remember that your health is more important than breaking bones just to get rid of a tree.
In the instance that the tree is near a power line, that adds to the risks and reasons why you should not do this by yourself. If you or your tools hit the power lines by accident and if you are lucky, there is a chance you may cause a blackout in your neighbourhood. The worst thing that could happen, of course, is electrocution, and you may or may not make it out alive.
Apart from that, when you lack experience in working with power tools and big jobs like this one, you are more likely to suffer from a broken limb or end up in the hospital; wielding a chainsaw without any experience is totally out of the question.
Reasons to Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional for tree removal will save you time, as they have the appropriate equipment to complete the task quickly and efficiently. Moreover, they have the knowledge and expertise to keep the target tree from affecting surrounding trees or areas.
It is advisable not to even try it in the first place. If you enjoy doing DIY jobs, take a rest with this one because you can do more damage than help. Also, this will not guarantee a successful tree felling – even after all the damage.