The Dangers of Tree Removal
Tree service work generally speaking is hazardous, but tree removal is especially dangerous. Efficiently felling a tree requires understanding of tree physics, biology, dangerous tools, advanced slicing techniques, and much more. Homeowners who attempt their own tree removal may be wounded by dropping limbs, malfunctioning equipment, or the tree itself.
Common tree removal risks include:
Vitality lines. Working near vitality lines is high-risk, and you should always expect that the cables are live. In the event that you, your tools, or the tree strikes a power lines, you may knock out the power in town – if you’re lucky. Most likely, you will be electrocuted. Another myth homeowners may consider about electric power lines would be that the dark-colored coating in it is insulation. This isn’t true. The dark coating on ability lines is weather-proofing for the metal cable. You could still get electrocuted through the weather-proofing.
Inappropriate equipment. OSHA requires tree removal professionals to wear protective gear from check out toe. Tree care specialists are also trained in using equipment such as chain saws, ropes, cranes, and timber chippers to safely fell and get rid of a tree. Homeowners would want all this equipment – and the essential expertise – to perform a successful and safe removal. Without it, they expose themselves to unnecessary risk.
Decaying wood. A deceased or dying tree is often decaying from the inside out, rendering it extremely unstable. Even pros sometimes use cranes to eliminate such deadwood. If you believe your tree is beginning to decay, find a specialist to remove it before it collapses without warning. You can find critical tree biology processes to understand when eliminating decayed trees and shrubs, so professional help is obviously necessary.
Gravity. After the tree begins falling, you have no control over where it runs. It also might not exactly fall how you expect it to, even if you try to effect it with carefully lower indentations or ropes. Low-quality judgment could result in the tree dropping on homes, power lines, or people.
In short, homeowners should never attempt their own tree removal. It isn’t worth the risk, and can likely cause more problems than it solves.
Geddie’s Tree Service
5335 Robinhood Village Dr #126, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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