Tree care work is hazardous, but tree removal is especially dangerous. In particular, removing tall trees poses a significant hazard. To successfully cut a tall tree requires knowledge of tree physics, biology, dangerous tools, specialized cutting techniques, and more. That’s why it’s never recommended that homeowners attempt to remove tall trees themselves. Take a look at some of the challenges of trying to remove a tall tree.
Need Proper Equipment
Removing a tall tree isn’t as easy as grabbing a chainsaw and cutting away at the tree. Instead, it requires specialized equipment. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires tree removal professionals to wear protective gear from head to toe. Professionals also need to be trained in using specialized equipment such as chainsaws, cranes, and woodchippers. Homeowners would need all that equipment, and knowledge on how to use them, to successfully remove a tall tree on their own.
Avoiding Power Lines
Working near power lines is risky, and you should always assume that the wires are live. One miscalculated move while attempting to remove a tall tree can wipe out power to the entire neighborhood, or worse, electrocution. Tree care professionals have experience working with trees near power lines and know how to cut away at a tree to avoid hitting a power line. Hiring a professional to remove your tall tree near power lines is the safest option.
Need Knowledge of Trees
Trees are living organisms. To successfully cut down a small tree, one must understand the biology of a tree, tree physics, and more. One bad cut and the tree can fall on a house or a person. The average person has limited knowledge about trees. Professional tree cutters, on the other hand, have extensive knowledge of the workings of a tree and have the expertise needed to remove one safely.
If you’re removing a tree because it is dying you certainly should have a professional tree removal specialist do it for you. That is because dead or dying trees often decay from the inside out. That makes the tree extremely unstable. Professionals will sometimes have to use cranes to remove deadwood. It’s important to have a professional remove a dead or dying tree immediately to prevent it from collapsing.
Professional MD Tree Removers
If you have a tall tree on your property that you’d like to have removed, the experts at Hagan and Sons will remove it for you. We have over 30 years of experience maintaining and removing trees throughout Maryland. Safety is at the heart of our business, so you can rest assured knowing that we will remove your tall tree safely.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.