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The 3 Dangers of Homeowner Tree Removal

You have a great yard, yet one pesky tree that is ruining it. Maybe it is diseased and dying. Perhaps it was the victim of a storm and now leaning precariously over your porch. Whatever the reason, it’s time for the tree to go. As a pretty handy homeowner, you’re considering whether or not this is a DIY task. We are here to tell you that it is not! Here’s why:

#1 It is much more difficult than you may realize

You are not just going out there and chopping away at a tree! Professionals are highly-trained on how to do this correctly. And yes, there is a correct way to do it! You have to scale the tree, delimb the tree, top the tree, and fall the tree both carefully and accurately. Removing a tree in the right way requires an extensive knowledge of tree biology as well as physics. These take years to acquire and perfect. When removing a tree, it is important that you are able to diagnose why the tree needs to be removed. It is important to understand how and where the tree will fall when you begin cutting it. The last thing you want or need is for a problem tree to land on your roof and make a small problem into a huge one.

#2 The situation can change in an instant

One thing professionals have that you don’t is heightened situational awareness during the tree felling process. What if the wind picks up? What if a limb falls in a different way than you expected it to and lands on a powerline? There are plenty of variables that can cause injury or even death when removing a tree. Without the right understanding of how to do this, you might fall victim to unforeseen circumstances. Falling branches, the trunk fall path, and highly-strained shallow roots can all cause injury or death in a matter of seconds. By the time you realize something isn’t right, you’re in great danger.

#3 You don’t have the right tools and knowledge of how to use them properly

This isn’t a cartoon and you need a lot more than just an ax to do the job right. Chainsaws, chippers, ladders, and other tools are all needed. You may have used a chainsaw before, but have you used a chainsaw on top of a ladder with the wind blowing? Chippers are known to catch limbs that have been entwined in branches being fed into the machine. Chainsaws are known to kick back when not properly sharpened. Even a ladder, which you may think you can’t possibly mess up, can tip over after a wrong move.

There’s no reason to take such dangerous risks when you can call upon Land Pro Landscaping for your Ohio tree removal. This is just one of the many lawn maintenance and tree care services we offer. Before you go outside and attempt this on your own, contact us for a free tree removal estimate. We know a thing or two about tree removal! Our team members are trained in how to do a job like this safely. As well, we invest in the proper tools and safety equipment, and we have extensive experience removing trees. Hiring our crew is much safer and convenient for you. 

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