In our last blog post, we discussed the signs that your tree may need to be removed. Some of these signs include whether your tree’s bark is falling off, dead limbs, or limbs without leaves sprouting. Now that you’ve determined that your tree needs to be removed, should you remove it yourself?
Tree Tech Tree Service in Mooresville offers comprehensive local tree services. We can assess the health of your tree, offer a free estimate for its care, and remove it if necessary. Below, we’ll go over the pros and cons of DIYing your tree removal. Contact us today for all of your local tree service needs!
SHOULD YOU DIY YOUR TREE REMOVAL?
Size of the Tree
What size tree are you removing? If you are looking to remove a relatively small tree, especially one that you can dig up, then it might be best to DIY that tree removal. One trick is to water the tree the day ahead of time in loosen the soil to make the tree removal easier. However, if we are talking about a 40-foot oak tree in your backyard, you may not want to attempt a tree removal by yourself.
Equipment to Remove the Tree
Do you have the right tree removal equipment? You will undoubtedly need a top-notch chainsaw if you are looking to cut down a large tree. You will need a hoist system of some type (depending on the size of the tree) to lift you up to the upper levels of the tree, be it a ladder or a telehandler. Remember the key to DIY tree removal is safety, so you will definitely need the right tree removal equipment.
Insurance and Liability
If you live in a neighborhood with houses all around, tree removal can be a very tricky business. You could injure yourself, which could cost you in medical bills and time lost at work (not to mention pain). Or, you could injure a neighbor or the neighbor’s house, in which case, you will be responsible for the damages done. This could cost you even more. When you partner with a local tree service, such as Tree Tech Tree Service, we carry both insurance and liability which will cover all damages done should they occur. If you were to DIY your tree removal, purchasing this insurance is highly recommended.
Knowledge of Trees
There is definitely a right way and a wrong way to cut down a tree that determines how it falls. A lot of this has to do with physics and knowing about trees as well. If you aren’t a tree removal expert, your tree could be heading for your house!
CALL TREE TECH TREE SERVICE FOR ALL YOUR TREE REMOVAL NEEDS
Tree Tech Tree Services in Mooresville and Huntersville offers top-notch tree removal service. We have the necessary equipment, the expertise, and the ability to safely remove your tree. Removing a tree can be challenging and takes a lot of work. Let us do the job for you. Call us today for a free estimate!