At Westcoast Tree Care, we often talk about the dangers of not taking care of your trees. Even more, removing a tree is an incredibly dangerous process. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following reasons why tree removal is a hazardous job and how the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care is committed to safety.
Dangers of Tree Removal
While Whidbey Island homeowners can do many things to maintain their landscape, tree removal isn’t one of them. Below are some factors that all contribute to the dangers of tree removal, making it necessary to hire a certified arborist.
- Equipment: Removing a tree safely requires the proper equipment and experience to use it. Certified arborists are trained in the use of ropes, chainsaws, and more. They are also required by OSHA to wear the necessary protective gear while removing trees. Homeowners who attempt to remove a tree on their own without this training and equipment expose themselves to a great deal of risk.
- Gravity: Controlling which direction a tree will fall is much more difficult than you can imagine, even when you use the proper ropes and indentations.
- Power lines: Removing a tree near a power line is especially complicated. If you, the tree or the equipment you are using touches a power line you run the risk of electrocution and death. That’s why certified arborists always assume a power line is active and exercise the utmost caution.
- Deadwood: Because disease and decay often spread from the inside out, dead or dying trees are very unstable and can collapse at any time. Certified arborists have a strong understanding of a trees biology in order to remove deadwood safely in order to avoid dangerous complications.
Removing trees without the proper training and attention to the above factors can result in harm to those removing it along with any people and property located below.
Our Commitment to Safety
At Westcoast Tree Care, we are committed to removing dead or dying trees from your property in a safe and secure manner. ISA Certified, our arborist is trained in the areas of forestry, horticulture, and landscape architecture. As a certified professional, our arborist has the knowledge and education to get the job of removing a tree done in the correct manner to maintain the safety of our clients and their home and property.
Even more, while you may not need it now, there will probably come a time when you need help maintaining a tree. At Westcoast Tree Care, we help Whidbey Island homeowners make educated decisions when it comes to proactive measures that protect the health and integrity of their trees. Whether you require trimming, pruning or removal, we are the professionals to trust for certified and accredited tree care services.
Whidbey Tree Removal
At Westcoast Tree Care, we work hard on growing our expertise to improve our tree care services and make the tree removal process as safe as possible. To learn more or to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation quote, contact us at 1.800.767.8733 today.