Trees add a special touch to any landscape, but unfortunately, they can also be a source of worry. If a tree is dying, damaged, diseased or infested it may be time to remove it. Tree removal can be done at home, but often it’s best to turn to the professionals. If you want to take tree removal into your own hands there are several things you’ll want to consider to make sure the process is safe and successful.
Start With Training
If you intend to remove more than one tree, or if you have little experience with the power tools you will need to use, it’s a great idea to start with training. Most of the tools you will need are sharp and can cause significant damage, plus you will need to know how to direct the tree to fall without causing damage.
Carefully Examine The Area
It’s probably no surprise that you’ll want to wait to remove your tree when the weather is clear, rain, wind, and lightning can all cause significant impediments and add to the risk. Likewise, before you even don your safety equipment you’ll want to take a careful look at the tree in question. If it is near any powerlines it will be safest to leave removal to the professionals. Should the tree or equipment hit a line you can suffer serious injury or death. In addition, you’ll want to check for insects, old trees are often home to bugs like wasps, bees, and hornets, none of which make good company you when you have a saw.
Use Safety Equipment
When starting any tree removal process the first step is to ensure you have the correct equipment. Safety glasses, gloves, a hard hat, and appropriate attire are all essential, this will ensure that should something go wrong you are as protected as possible. If you need to use a latter, make sure it is stable and have someone spot you.
Leave It To The Professionals
In most cases it’s best to have a professional consult before you begin any tree removal process. Not only can you save yourself the trouble, but it may just save you from injury. Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
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