Cutting down a tree can be a really dangerous task, and is not one that should be attempted by an amateur. There are a lot of things that can go wrong when falling a tree, and over the years, practically anything that can go wrong will at some point in time. At Hagan & Sons, we’ve been providing Marylanders with our professional tree removal services for years. We wanted to talk today about five tree accidents that can actually happen, and that anyone looking to fall a tree should look out for.
1. Falling Off of Ladders
If a tree is large enough, ladders may be necessary to properly cut it down, but using ladders always adds an extra level of danger. Many people have fallen off of ladders while falling trees. It can be really difficult to climb up a ladder with equipment, and then use that equipment while at the top of the ladder.
2. Injuries to the Eyes
When you’re taking down a tree, it’s imperative that you wear eye protection, as eye injuries are all too common in the tree removal process. Trees have lots of sticks and branches high up in the air, all of which are potential threats to the eyes.
3. Cuts and Scrapes Can Happen
Whenever you’re working with sharp tools, be they power or hand tools, cuts can happen. Cuts can also happen if you hit yourself against the tree. Bark and sticks may not be as sharp as a power saw, but if you hit it with enough force, you’ll be looking at some serious cuts.
4. Stings and Bites from Those Who Call the Tree Home
There are lots of animals and insects that call trees their home, so when you’re removing a tree, you may have to worry about what is living inside. Bees are the biggest threat you’ll want to look out for, but ants, squirrels, bats, and birds all live in trees and can give you issues if you start cutting it down with them still in the tree.
5. Being Struck
One of the most common accidents that can happen when removing a tree, is being struck by a falling object. Being hit by the tree itself could prove fatal, as could getting hit by a large branch. Being hit by even a small branch could hurt you a great deal. It is so important that everyone is out of the way when trimming or falling trees.
If You Need Help With a Tree, Work With an Experienced Maryland Tree Removal Company
Do you have a tree on your property that you’re looking to have removed? If so, you want its removal to go smoothly, and the easiest way to do so is to work with an experienced tree removal company in Maryland. At Hagan & Sons, our team of professional tree removal experts is standing by ready to assist you. You can reach us at our telephone number (410) 876-2143, or send us a message through the contact us page on our site.