Safety Measures to Remember With Tree Removal
Updated: Apr 5
Trees are not only beautiful to look at, but the benefits of trees to our homes are huge, Trees create a calm environment, and provide oxygen. They can reduce stress, but also promote wellness. Trees can also help to create privacy for those who are passing by.
Unfortunately though, sometimes a tree is sick or dead. This can be hazardous not only to humans but to the flora and fauna around them. Trees have an easy chance of falling, which can cause serious damage or injury.
To avoid these issues, it is important to understand which trees are more beneficial to cut down. It is also important to avoid unnecessarily cutting down trees. Out of everything though, you must ensure that you follow proper safety procedures, should you decide to cut a tree down.
Safety Tips to Remember
If the weather is dangerous, it means that removing or trimming your trees is also dangerous.
Avoid trimming or removing trees during thunderstorms and hailstorms.
Before starting any work, look around the area for potential hazards. This might include hanging branches or attached vines.
Eliminate the hazards on the tree before cutting it down.
Use caution when using ladders and equipment.
Become trained on how to properly use a chainsaw or other equipment required to cut down trees.
Protect yourself by using gloves, safety glasses, and hearing protection.
If you climb a tree, be sure that the limbs are strong enough to support your weight. Be sure to climb so that you have both of your hands-frees, meaning there are no tools in your hands.
Never turn your back on falling limbs, branches, or trees.
Have a plan to get out should you need to get out quickly due to an emergency.
If other people are with you, be sure that you know exactly where everyone is at all times.
Call out before allowing a tree to drop.
When To Cut Down Trees
There are a variety of reasons why you might want to cut down a tree. This might include signs of illness since it can cause other trees to be sick as well. Sick trees also run the risk of falling and damaging buildings, injuring people, or blocking roads.
Another reason you may need to cut down trees is if pests are infesting them. Although trees are habitats for birds, insects, reptiles, and rodents, sometimes there are more harmful animals. These animals might include snakes, scorpions, and even other insect larvae.
Finally, if you have harsh weather damage to your trees, then this can cause trees or branches to fall and cause serious property damage problems. The combination of strong wind and wet soil typically can weaken tree roots, which means they may begin to fall on their own. In this case, you should cut them down.
Trust the Professionals
If you are feeling uncomfortable trimming your trees, we can help. At Secure Turf, we offer efficient and reliable Charlotte Tree Removal. Hire a professional maintenance team who has the experience to safely trim and remove unwanted trees. Don’t put yourself at risk, call us today.