It is commonly understood that trees and shrubs must be trimmed and cut. The benefits of doing both is numerous. Like many of us out there I consider myself a do it yourself officiando. However, some many things can and will go wrong if amateurs do tree cutting. Not just to the tree or shrub itself. Yes, inexperience trimming and cutting can lead to weakness of the branches, stripping of nutrients, and in some cases death to the tree or shrub. What we do not always think about is the person performing the tree cutting. What can and often times happens to him when he does not have the experience and credentials to do such as task.
The next you feel that calling a tree service company is not warranted and you want to do it yourself consider the different accidents that have happen to experience professionals. Then consider how likely your inexperience self with avoid a similar fate. I am just saying.
It hit me!
This is the most common accident to tree cutting. Falling branches and limbs strike Many times people as they are performing their job or watching. One moment of carelessness can lead to a lifetime of regret. One worker was struck by branch when he was cutting a tree in the spine. It took him years to learn how to walk again. Yes, for some time that worker was paralyze only by hard work and determination he is able to walk again. Only with the aid of a cane, he is hoping that eventually he will be able to walk without that.
Catch Me I am Falling
Yes, the second most common accident is falling from the very tree service men and women are working on. Even with all the great and latest safety gear, training, and procedure this is still extremely common. Although many are able to leave with maybe a sparing or broken bone(s). There have been a few cases where people have fallen to their death. Never think that this is an easy and super safe task.
You are so electrifying
Many trees that are need of cutting is because it is planted too close or underneath power lines. This means that anyone doing any work around it is at risk. That is not including the people on the ground working and guiding the other person. All it takes is for someone to accidently touch one of the live wires or have a branch or limb fall onto the wire causing it to fall down. Super scary.
One thing that all tree service worker, really anyone working outside in nature, must stay vigilant is insect bites and stings as well as animals bites. Trees are habitat to a variety of animals and insects. Many of which do not take too kindly to someone disturbing their home. Watch out for animals that may attack you while you are simply doing your job. For they may perceive this as an advance for their territory. Keep and apply bug spray. Pay attention to any bee, wasp, and hornet nests. Only a crazy person would want to disturb them and create a frenzy.
Here are a few things to consider when you feel as though you can do the job of a professional tree cutter. With this type of work, experience does matter and should weigh heavily on your scale when considering choosing a tree service company or to forego it and throw caution into the wind. Attempt the job on your own.