Many Bellevue, Washington homeowners don’t realize the risk of DIY tree removal. While everyone wants to save a few bucks, tree care can be very dangerous and hazardous work.
Homeowners who attempt to remove a tree on their own often suffer from injuries due to falls, electrocution, impact injuries, lacerations, amputations, eye injuries, etc. That’s why the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following dangers of DIY tree removal.
Dangers of DIY Tree Removal
Trees are often located in close proximity to power lines. Working near power lines can be very dangerous or fatal. If a homeowner accidentally touches a power line they can be electrocuted or end up knocking out power for an entire neighborhood. It’s also important to note that just because power lines have a thick black coating doesn’t mean they are safe. This coating simply protects the wires from the elements. You can still get electrocuted through this weather-proofing material.
The city of Bellevue requires tree care professionals to wear protective gear for good reason. A certified arborist also uses dangerous equipment such as chainsaws, ropes, cranes, wood chippers, etc. This requires extensive knowledge, training, and experience. Homeowners should never attempt to use this equipment to remove a tree on their own.
A dead or decaying tree is often very unstable and dangerous. Even a tree care professional can have difficulty removing such trees. That’s why a homeowner should always hire a certified arborist to inspect the integrity of a tree before they attempt a tree removal service. This will not only prevent injuries and ensure the safety of you and your loved ones but prevent damage to your home and property as well.
Unless you are a professional, predicting where a tree will fall once it is cut can be impossible. Not only can it kill or injure someone below, it can damage power lines, cars or even a home. Poor judgment can result in death or thousands of dollars in repair. That’s why it’s important to hire a reputable tree care professional to is experienced removing trees to ensure everyone’s safety.
Westcoast Tree Care
It’s an unfortunate reality that many well-meaning people think they can remove a tree on their own. This kind of thinking can result in serious injuries or even fatalities from falls, contact with power lines or cutting equipment.
At Wescoast Tree Care, our certified arborist is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of safety for our clients. We offer a wide range of preventative tree care services for homeowners throughout the Bellevue, Washington area. Whether you require preventative tree care services or need a dead tree removed, we are the professionals to trust for skilled and efficient tree care services.
Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.