Posted on: 11 July 2022Share
Trees are a valued part of many residential landscapes. Unfortunately, trees that have been affected by disease or are no longer in a safe location must be removed.
Homeowners often think that they are equipped to handle the tree removal process. The truth of the matter is that tree removal can be dangerous and requires a significant amount of knowledge and skill.
Here are three reasons why you should always entrust a professional with your tree removal needs.
1. Specialized Tools Are Required
Homeowners aren't equipped with the right tools to handle a tree removal project.
Professional arborists have access to chainsaws, pole saws, loppers, and wood chippers that can facilitate the removal of any tree. These pieces of equipment must be handled properly to prevent injury and avoid any potential damage to your property.
Allow the professionals to exercise their knowledge and skill when it comes to the tools of the trade by relying on a professional for any tree removals that you need in the future.
2. Some Trees Can Be Unstable
A professional arborist will take the time to assess the condition of the tree that you want removed before taking any additional action. This assessment gives the arborist the opportunity to identify any dead or decayed portions of the tree.
Dead and decaying branches can fall unpredictably throughout the removal process. This puts the safety of you and everyone around you at risk. A professional can determine which branches could be potential safety hazards and remove these branches first to eliminate any safety threats.
A diseased or decaying tree will still be unstable, but a professional arborist will have the knowledge required to implement safety measures that will prevent this instability from becoming a problem when removing your tree.
3. A Falling Tree Can Cause Damage
If you are planning to remove a mature tree from your property, the help of a professional arborist will be critical. Cutting down a tree is one of the easiest ways to remove it from its current location.
Unfortunately, a falling tree can become a serious safety hazard. Should the tree fall in the wrong location, you could damage your own property or a neighbor's property.
Insurance companies typically don't cover the cost of damage caused by a falling tree, but a professional arborist will have liability insurance to offer you financial protection.
Most arborists are skilled enough to get a tree to fall exactly where they want it to, which reduces the potential for damage during the removal process.