Dangers of DIY Tree Removal

As a homeowner, it’s natural to want to handle certain projects yourself; but when it comes to something as dangerous as tree removal, it’s best to leave things to the professionals.

There are several factors that must be considered when safely removing a tree from your property, from the tree’s stability to where it can fall. Without the right preparation, DIY tree removal can end up costing you more money in the long run. That’s why it’s always a good idea to invest in a qualified tree removal specialist to ensure your safety and the safety of your property.

Check out these 5 dangers of DIY tree removal:

  1. Injury: Tree removal remains one of the most dangerous projects that can lead to injury or even death. If it’s not handled correctly, and with industry standard equipment, you could fall during tree trimming or end up in the wrong spot when a tree or branch is landing. Instead of DIY tree removal, we recommend trusting an experienced tree removal specialist to avoid the risk of injury.
  2. Property Damage: Felling a tree requires certain techniques and knowledge to ensure the tree you’re removing falls without damaging any nearby property. The last thing you need is a tree falling on your home or car, or worse — your neighbor’s home or car. With a qualified tree removal professional, you can rest assured knowing your tree removal will be done right and without mishaps.
  3. Liability: Removing a tree by yourself can leave you vulnerable to any number of lawsuits, if you don’t have the right calculations or permits. From nosy neighbors complaining about an unauthorized tree removal to a tree falling and damaging property that isn’t yours, it’s best to avoid DIY tree removals to save yourself the headache of costly lawsuits.
  4. Decaying Wood: One task a qualified tree removal specialist does to prepare is search the tree for signs of infestation or disease. This is crucial when it comes to felling a tree because without the knowledge prior to removal, decaying wood can drastically change the way a tree responds to being cut down. This can result in branches snapping, miscalculated landing coordinates and more.
  5. Electrocution: If your tree is near an electrical wire, removing it yourself can be especially dangerous. One wrong move and you could be electrocuted if a limb or your equipment makes contact with a wire. It’s always a good idea to trust an experienced tree removal team to maneuver these situations so that your tree is removed quickly and safely.

For more information about the dangers of DIY tree removal from the experts at Trierweiler Tree Service, please contact us here or call us directly at 269.953.5193.