Take the safe approach when cutting down trees

We know how much you were looking forward to covering the next section of the tree hazards series, but we want to touch base on another serious topic. Did you know cutting down trees is dangerous? It may seem like a silly question; however, some people don’t know the dangers of cutting down their own trees. In this economy, we understand hiring a professional tree care company might be costly; however, it will save you money in the long run. Let’s take a look at all of the reasons why you should call Sharp Tree Service for tree removal instead of cutting down trees on your own.

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Of course the most logical danger is falling. Usually when you have to trim a tree it’s because it has wild branches that are potentially dangerous to your home and property. If you don’t have the proper equipment to climb the tree and safely secure yourself to the tree, we suggest not attempting the job. It is very easy to lose your sense of gravity when facing heights which will make falling more likely. Speaking of falling, you also have to account for falling branches. It is easy to get hit by a falling tree branch – believe it or not. There is a method to cutting branches so they fall in the direction you want them to fall. For example, if you are cutting a tree down that’s close to your home, you will want to cut the branches down so they fall away from the house and not on top of the house.

Using a chainsaw is essential to cutting down trees, but it is a very dangerous tool. If used improperly, you can severely injure yourself and anyone helping you complete the job. You must be familiar with the tool and know how to use so there is no kickback. You want to cut the tree not yourself. Hiring a professional tree service company ensures you don’t have a bad accident.

If you have trees in your yard that need trimming or complete removal, we encourage you to call a tree service company. Conduct some research on the companies in your area to make sure they are right for the job. Sharp Tree Service offers certified, licensed and insured tree arborists, so don’t hesitate to call us at 770-428-2543 to discuss your tree removal needs.