Thinking of removing a tree from your lot, house or area? It’s important to know the risks involved and why it’s important to hire a tree care expert when removing a tree. It’s a dangerous undertaking and removing a tree can potentially be hazardous to both you and your important investments. It’s easy to be injured by falling limbs, equipment failures, the tree itself, or other obstacles that fall when the tree is being removed. We always recommend consulting our Charter Oaks tree experts and arborists when removing your trees.
Common Risks Involved with Tree Removal:
Incorrect Equipment – There are many precautions that tree removal experts take to ensure the safety of all people and structures in the area. Tree removal experts are fully trained to operate chain saws, ropes, cranes, wood chippers, and hoists to ensure that the tree falls properly, safely, and without damaging any nearby structures.
Decayed Wood – It’s hard to tell if a tree is decaying on the inside. All to often, many inexperienced homeowners try to tackle removing a tree to find out the middle of the tree is decaying and it isn’t a sturdy as originally thought, which can be dangerous. The outside of a tree could look perfectly fine but as soon as the tree is cut into it’s revealed that the center is rotting or decaying. For this reason it’s highly suggested to call a professional tree removal expert.
Gravity – Once a tree starts falling down it doesn’t stop until it hits the ground. All too often people think a tree is leaning one way or the other, which can be wrong. A tree’s lean is very difficult to determine—as there are other factors involved aside from what an untrained eye can see. Tall trees can be more prone to falling in unexpected directions, which can often result in property damage or worse. Utilizing a tree removal expert is very important.
Power Lines – Working near power lines is very dangerous. Someone removing a tree can’t assume that the wires are live or not. If you or your tools come in contact with the power lines then it’s possible to knock out the power of the neighborhood or to get electrocuted. Tree care professionals can use cranes to avoid power lines in risky situations.