If you’re thinking about pruning or removing a tree on your property, it’s important to know that 80 people an average die in the U.S each year due to DIY tree care accidents. Even more, thousands are seriously injured. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to focus today’s blog on some of the most common dangers of DIY maintenance and why it’s important to hire a certified arborist for professional tree care in Vancouver, WA.
Overgrown or storm-damaged trees located near power lines are especially hazardous. At Westcoast Tree Care, we’ve heard horror stories of homeowners dying from electrocution attempting to prune or remove a tree that’s entangled with a nearby power line. Instead, it’s essential to contact a certified arborist who will work with your local power company to safely remedy either of these dangerous situations.
Just because you have a good ladder doesn’t mean you are properly equipped to handle DIY tree care. Trust us when we say that a ladder combined with sharp tools makes for a dangerous situation, and going this route can result in significant injuries or even death.
Instead, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care will use the necessary equipment such as a bucket lift instead of a ladder. This allows us to reach the tallest branches of a tree while ensuring our safety from start to finish. With us, you will avoid the possibility of a nasty fall or worse.
Using a chainsaw to prune or remove a tree requires expert knowledge. But that doesn’t stop DIY homeowners from taking matters into their own hands. That’s why it’s important to know over 30,000 people are seriously injured by chainsaws every year. A sizable amount of them occur due to incorrectly cutting into a tree, allowing the tip of the bark to become pinched, resulting in what’s known as a “kickback.” That’s why it’s essential to hire a certified arborist for professional tree care in Vancouver, WA.
Falling trees are the number one risk on the DIY tree care list. Why? Without years of expert training and experience, it’s impossible to factor in the wind, slope, decay, or nearby trees can cause a tree to fall in the wrong direction. That’s why it’s important to contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care to confidently remove a tree on your property without causing damage or harm in the process.
Expert Tree Care in Vancouver, WA
As you can see, there’s a wide variety of risks associated with DIY tree care. At Westcoast Tree Care, it’s our mission to provide our customers with safe, efficient tree care services in Vancouver, WA. Simply contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote, and we would be more than happy to assess the trees on your property and answer any questions you may have. As a fully licensed, insured, and bonded company, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we’ll keep your family and property safe and protected.