When it comes to Do-It-Yourself landscape and home improvements, there are some that you can handle nicely and there are a few which you must leave to a professional.
Paint job on your room? Well, it’s a piece of cake. Retiling your bathroom? Tricky however, you can master it. Planting trees? Of course. But, what about the removal of a tree?
Is it really safe to DIY tree cutting and felling? Are there dangers and risks with DIY tree removal and cutting?
Rule of Thumb: If a ladder is already needed to reach or cut tree limbs, that said tree is too huge for you to remove or cut safely.
In addition to that, if you were to use a ladder and a chainsaw, a lot of unexpected things could perhaps go wrong. You’re putting your home, your neighbors and even yourself at big risk. As a matter of fact, you could lose control and fall off the ladder or even worse. The tree limbs you are cutting could also fall on your home, your neighbor’s home, hit you on the head, go through your window, hit the ladder and could knock you off while grasping a moving chainsaw. Furthermore, falling tree limbs are very huge and totally unpredictable that makes a very hazardous combination.
While there are a lot of landscape projects that you can easily and safely DIY, the tree removal is one which is not worth the cash you save. If you happen to hurt yourself, you will be slammed with hospital bills. On the other hand, if you damage your house, it will also cost you some cash for the repairs, too. You may contact professional and reputable tree arborists to do the job for you. They can give you a tree cutting or removal estimation for free. On top of that, they have the insurance, equipment and the experience to do all the tasks safely.
What if I tow up a tree stump or a tree with my own truck?
We totally do not recommend this DIY idea especially the tree that is to be removed is near your house or any other properties. It is very unpredictable what direction the tree shall fall, which could bring crucial damage. Whatever you will about to save on the tree removal will not be worth it if untoward accidents occur to your home or to your neighbor’s property. In addition to that, the trees can be very heavy, much heavier than it appears.
Aside from that, if you try to uproot a large stump or tree which exceeds your pick-up truck’s capabilities, the chains or ropes you are using could break. This can possibly cause damage to your truck.
Can I safely remove or cut down a small tree?
Actually, if the tree is short enough that you can remove or cut down without using a ladder, it is acceptable that you remove it all by yourself however, if you have some doubts about your safety, it is highly suggested that you contact a professional and reputable tree removal company, and they will provide you with reliable assistance.