If you are DIY homeowner and you take care of your yard yourself you may also think that tree trimming should be easy. While it is possible for a non-professional to complete the job, a professional should always be called. Tree trimming and pruning are things that arborists should be doing and not someone without experience because it really is not a do it yourself type of project.
If you were to try to do the work yourself then there is always a chance that you could put your personal safety at risk as well as that of your property. If that weren’t enough without a tree pruning professional you may also be putting the health of your tree in jeopardy.
When a person is working with trees there can be many hazards lurking around the corner. Someone who is not experienced in using chain saws could fall victim to this extremely dangerous but efficient tool. Other possible risks that could result in injury involve trimming that is done near power lines which could lead to electrocution. There is also the chance that you will fall off the tree or ladder, or that branches could fall on top of you and that could mean a very serious injury. Tree trimming specialists are trained in these type of situations and will usually take all the precautions necessary so that there is no injury while they work on your trees. If an injury does happen, then they are also insured so you do not have to worry about that.
When people do their tree trimming or pruning themselves, it can easily lead to damage of property nearby. Tree pruning specialists and arborists are used to this type of work and will protect your property while they are trimming or removing limbs or even entire trees. A lot of people do their own tree trimming when they see that the property is at risk of being damaged by branches and they end up causing the damage they were trying to prevent to their own property. You also have to take into consideration what you will do with the stump should you remove the tree completely.
Health Of The Tree
Your expert will tell you how important trimming and pruning is to the health of the tree. A professional will make sure to take the infected parts of a tree without putting any unnecessary stress on the rest it. Unfortunately when someone does the work without the proper experience they can end up causing infection or disease which they were trying to avoid in the first place. Pruning always needs to be done by a professional because otherwise an infection may spread through the tree, in some cases making it impossible to save it. So if you are concerned about the health of your tree, be sure to hire an expert instead of doing the pruning yourself.