Benefits of hiring a tree removal service

You have your machete, ax or chainsaw. Now it’s time to cut down that ugly tree. Two things might happen. One, nothing might go wrong or two, “anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. By that I mean that tree might fall and kill you, it might damage your home or someone else’s or police might come for you for cutting down a tree without a permit. And that might earn you a $100,000 fine.

Let’s face it cutting down a tree requires skills that most of us don’t have, think about it, you might think that the tree will fall one way and it falls the other way or what if there are bees or hornets living inside or the tree?

Generally what I am trying to tell you is. Just like us, trees get sick and die and sometimes they turn into hazards. To keep a hazard from turning into a disaster you should hire a tree removal service because of the following reasons:

The right tools in the wrong hands

Operating a chainsaw, backhoe and even a machete is not easy if you lack experience. Picture yourself climbing a 60-foot tree while holding a chainsaw.

To bring down a large tree safely you have to cut off the branches first and that requires you to climb all the way up to the top. In this new environment that you are not used to, a lot of bad things can happen. I am talking about:

  • Electrocution
  • Eye injuries
  • Amputations
  • Impact injuries
  • Deep Cuts
  • Falls
  • Scrapes
  • Poisoning
  • Stings and bites

For safety reasons, you should hire a tree removal service because:

  • It won’t result in your death
  • Professionals are insured meaning if things go wrong you won’t have to cover damage out-of-pocket.
  • They won’t cause property damage because they know what they are doing.
  • Can you get the job done?

Cutting down a tree is easy if you have the right skills and tools; the problem is removing the stump and bringing down the tree safely. Removing the stump might require you to get a hoe and do it manually or to use a backhoe or other equipment. If you have the skills and you want to save cash, you should go ahead and cut down the tree. However, if the tree is in a tricky location or if it poses a danger to your home or someone else you should not do it.

When it comes down to the stump, you have two options, one, you can leave it as it is and use it as a seat or table depending on the size or, two, you can choose to remove it. The question is how do you do that?

You have the following options:

  • Mechanically push or pull: this involves soaking the soil with lots of water and using grapple or chains to pull out the stump.
  • Use chippers or grinders: you can use self-propelled machines, stump grinders, or tow behind machines etc.
  • Accelerate ecological decay: enrich the soils around the stump.
  • Water and air excavation
  • Use soil saws or trenching
  • Burning: set it on fire using a petroleum-based accelerant
  • Accelerate chemical degradation: infuse the stump with potassium nitrate.

What to do with the dead tree?

After cutting down a tree, you will have no option but to clean up after yourself. This is hard and sometimes dangerous work which involves cutting up the branches into small pieces and disposing of.

All in all what I am telling you is it is safer and sometimes cheaper in the long run to hire a tree removal service.