Why You Should Never Attempt Tree Removal on Your Own

Why You Should Never Attempt Tree Removal on Your Own

Never Attempt Tree Removal on Your Own

 

It’s estimated that urban trees have an average lifespan of around 20 years. Based on that number, you might think that tree removal is not something you will have to worry about anytime soon, especially if your trees are relatively newly planted.

But there are natural occurrences that might end your trees’ lives early, such as thunderstorms and tree diseases. In that case, you will need to be proactive and remove those dying or dead trees before they can affect the rest of your garden.

Do you currently have a tree that needs to be removed? In that case, you should call a professional!

You might think you can perform tree removal on your own, but the truth is, you should never try to. Read on to find out why.

 

Never Attempt Tree Removal Because: You Might Not Have the Right Equipment

When you consider removing a tree, you might think that all you need is a chainsaw and/or a hacksaw. Then, all you need to do is just get to work, right?

But the reality is, there’s proper commercial-grade equipment that the professionals use to perform tree removal services. Since you most likely do not have that type of equipment, you will not have the right tools for the job.

As a result, this can cause many other issues (which we will explore below).

Even if you were to get the right equipment, it can end up costing you a pretty penny. Not to mention, this rarely used equipment will take up precious space in your shed.

If you have professional tree surgeons come to perform tree felling, they’ll bring all the proper equipment with them, which can end up saving you money (and space) in the long run.

 

Never Attempt Tree Removal Because: The Tree Can Fall Incorrectly

Chances are, you are probably not a trained arborist. This means you do not have the training or experience to cut the tree, so it falls correctly.

Even if you have an inkling and grasp of some basic physics, you are still too inexperienced to confidently predict where a cut tree will land. This unpredictability can cause injury and damage to properties.

Professionals will know how to cut the tree in sections so that each bit will come off safely.

 

You Might Hurt Yourself

There are so many aspects of a tree removal service that can potentially go wrong. And when they do, you will be the one paying for it.

As we have said above, the tree can fall incorrectly, meaning it can land on any part of your body. Resulting injuries can be as small as cuts and bruises, and as serious as broken bones and punctured organs, or even death!

Also, just one wrong move with equipment (such as a chainsaw or hacksaw) can result in serious injuries. This may cost you a trip to the A&E.

Also, many homeowners who take on DIY projects often do not wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). Things like safety glasses, hardhat, gloves, sturdy shoes, and long-sleeved clothing will help decrease the chances of injury. But unfortunately, most do not think to wear these items.

Lastly, for some trees, you might need to get up high to cut certain branches. Standing at any height can result in a serious fall if you do not secure yourself properly. This can also end up with cuts, bruises, and broken bones.

 

You Might Cause Damage to Property

Returning to the possibility of the tree falling incorrectly if you are lucky, it will just fall on your lawn, without damaging much else.

But in the worst-case scenario, the tree might end up crashing onto your other plants, car, garage, or home. Even worse, it might cross property lines and destroying your neighbour’s property!

Avoid all this trouble and get peace of mind by using a professional instead. Not only can they perform correct tree felling, but they will also have insurance to cover any damages should anything unfortunate happen.

 

You Won’t Be Able to Remove the Tree Completely on Your Own

Whilst some homeowners choose to keep the end stump in the ground, many others opt to have it removed as well. This will require the proper knowledge and skills to completely remove the entire stump and surface roots.

Not only that, but you will also need specialised equipment like a stump grinder. Again, you probably do not have this equipment lying around, which means you would need to go through the hassle of buying these things. Hiring a professional for tree stump removal is a lot easier and safer.

 

Other Benefits of Using a Professional

The main reason for using a professional for tree removal services is this: safety. Not only will you protect yourself and others around, but also, the surrounding property.

But this is not the only benefit you will reap from using a professional.

Besides, they will provide complete services, meaning they will also clean up your property afterwards. You will not have to worry about having a garden strewn with random branches.

Not only will you remain safer by opting for a professional, but you will also save some time. When you consider the tree removal cost, it will be well worth it when you consider how long it would take you to attempt removing a tree on your own.

 

Do You Require Tree Removal Services? Then Call a Professional

As you can see, if you need tree removal carried out, you should not attempt to do it on your own. Not only is it dangerous to you, others, and your property, but it will probably be time-consuming for you as well because you might not have the right equipment.

So, the next time you have a dead or downed tree, call a professional instead. They will be able to remove your tree safely, so you do not have to lift a finger at all. Plus, it will be a cost-effective way to keep your garden beautiful and healthy.

Are you looking for “tree removal service near me”? Then contact GraftinGardeners now. We will get you a free quote promptly!

 

Article was written by Conner D.

Article Source: https://www.graftingardeners.co.uk/never-attempt-tree-removal/

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Fight Fire Blight with Pruning & Treatments

Fight Fire Blight with Pruning & Treatments

While tree diseases often thrive in spring, it is important to remember that proper care year-round can make a big difference in managing these issues. Some simple practices now can help combat disease. One good example is autumn and winter care to help control fire blight. Caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, fireblight commonly infects pear, apple, hawthorn and quince.


The scorched leaves and “shepherd’s crook” that are telltale signs of fire blight.

Symptoms of Fire Blight

The disease gets the name “fire” blight because severely infected plants will have blackened or dark brown branches and foliage. Plant tissue can look as if it has been scorched or burned. The affected branches also often form a shepherd’s crook at the tip.

How Fire blight Spreads

Bees and wind-driven rain spread new infections during spring. These infections progress into the twigs and toward the main trunk. Once infected, cankers on trunks and branches can persist, where they serve as a source for future infections. Left untreated, cankers can completely girdle the cambium tissue. The result is the death of large branches or entire trees. The bacterium is active during the moist and humid weather of spring. After spring, the bacterium is normally dormant. However, symptoms in infected tissue can continue to worsen during this time.

ction to Combat Fire Blight

Management of fire blight requires sanitation and prevention. Pruning infected tissue should be performed when the bacterium is dormant and spread of disease has ceased. Please note that on highly susceptible trees and rapidly advancing infections, pruning below the branch cankers should be performed immediately to reduce severity – even when the disease is active.

Any leaves that have fallen from infected trees should be bagged and removed to help minimize re-infection.

Preventive treatments can also help protect healthy tissues from new infections. It is rare to get complete control over any plant disease but limiting infections through sanitation and prevention will limit dieback and avoid major infections that often lead to plant disfigurement or mortality. 

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