Saturday, November 15, 2014

Common Mistakes in DIY Tree Removal

Tree removal is seems like a huge, yet somewhat simple thing to do, but that's not necessarily so. While removing a tree can be accomplished by anyone with the strength and will power, it's best to leave this job to professional arborists, as there are many costly and even fatal mistakes that could be made in tree removal. Here are some of them: 

1. Not wearing appropriate protective gear: 
You should wear goggles, gloves, and a hard hat at all times. A hard hat protects the head in case branches fall or the tree falls in the wrong direction. Goggles protect the eyes from spit out coming from the chainsaw activity or from the debris falling from your tree. The surfaces of a tree are rough and so a good pair of gloves is essential in protection the hands against the trunk. Also, it can help space your hands in case they get too close to the chainsaw.

2. Not planning an escape: 
In tree removal, it is best to make the tree fall in the direction it's leaning, because that's
most likely the manner it will fall. It's possible that a tree does not fall the way you expect or
plan it to, and so you should always be aware and alert in terms of getting yourself out of
danger. Find a good escape route in either direction that your tree may fall.

3. Lack of awareness: 
If you are removing a tree (especially if you're doing it on your own), you must be aware of your surroundings at all times. There may be rocks, cords, roots, etc. that could make your trip over. When you're using a chainsaw, you surely wouldn't like an unexpected tripping over and then landing on the chainsaw, or the other way around. Always see to it that you have the chain locked when you are walking around or when you are not cutting, because one second of becoming unaware of your surrounding or being forgetful could be fatal.

4. Removing the "wrong" tree:  
Homeowners must take into account the location and the condition of the tree they are thinking of removing. Dying, dead, or diseased trees must be removed properly. But some trees can leave a negative and costly impact on your landscape in general. Take into consideration the amount of money, time, and effort you want to put into the landscape after the tree removal process.

5. Not getting rid of the stump: 
Leaving the tree stump after the process is asking for insect infestation, and possibly the worst type -- termites! These nasty wood-borers could move from the stump into your house, causing inconvenience and potential damage to your property.

Tree removal could be very beneficial to the beauty and health of your landscape. However, it is essential to take into consideration the fact that things can go wrong some times. If you are removing a tree on your own, consider the hazards as well as the possible mistakes that could be made before moving forward. Professional arborists are well experienced, equipped, prepared, and trained to handle virtually any situation in terms of tree removal.

If you are looking for professional, certified, and expert arborist who can help you remove your tree safely, consider WA Tree Works' tree removal Perth. Check out the following links for more information:

Posted By: All American Tree Pro

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