When you own a home, you are often looking for ways to save money, especially in the wake of an unexpected disaster. In an effort to cut down on clean-up costs, homeowners often think that removing storm damaged trees from their property is something they can handle themselves. The reality is that removing trees that have broken, fallen, or completely uprooted during a storm is not a DIY project. The heavy lifting and potential hazards involved in removing storm damaged trees are best left to the professional. The benefits of hiring a storm damage tree removal service will far outweigh any money you might save by doing it yourself.
Off the Ground
Even if you aren’t afraid of heights, cutting storm damaged trees while on a ladder can be dangerous. Tree removal professionals have experience dealing with tall trees that require them to leave the safety of solid ground. They also use special equipment such as safety harnesses and spurred tree climbing kits. In some cases, they may even use a cherry picker to get to the top of a tall tree. The average homeowner wouldn’t have any of this equipment stored in their garage. A tree roval professional will have the proper equipment and experience to complete the job safely.
Fallen or uprooted storm damaged trees often are under pressure. To the untrained eye, the source of the pressure may not be obvious. Fallen trees with one or both ends tangled up in other trees or uprooted trees still attached to the rootball are prime examples of trees under pressure. Releasing that pressure with chain saw cuts can be very dangerous. Even small trees under pressure can be hazardous. It requires knowledge and skill to remove trees under pressure safely.
Tangled in Power Lines
Storm damaged trees often become tangled up in power lines. Whether they are suspended in the power line or have taken the power lines down with them, do not attempt any DIY tree removal. Even downed power lines may be live and present the risk of electrocution. The power company will need to be notified and the tree removal service will coordinate with them to remove the trees safely.
Chain Saw Hazards
While all tools should be used with great care, firing up a chain saw is much more dangerous than wielding a hammer or a screwdriver. Using a chain saw for removing storm damaged trees requires skill and experience. If not used properly or it hits any hidden obstacles, a chain saw can kick back and cause serious bodily injury. A tree removal professional will clear the area of any obstacles and be careful not to bury the chain saw bar in the ground when cutting downed trees.
Hauling Trees Away
After storm damaged trees have been felled and cut up, they need to be removed from your property and disposed of. Professional tree removal services have all the equipment necessary from tub grinders and wood chippers to dump trucks to haul it all away.
Professional Storm Damage Tree Removal
Attempting DIY storm damage tree removal to save money could actually end up costing more than hiring a professional tree removal service. Between the equipment needed, the risk of personal injury or property damage, and the fact that will take you much longer to complete the job, DIY tree removal just isn’t worth it.
Boulder Hill Tree Service can handle all types of tree removal. We started as a full service, residential tree removal, and tree care company but have since grown and expanded into a diversified contractor. In addition to our storm damage tree removal services, we also offer pruning, land clearing, and normal tree removal services.
We proudly serve a wide range of residential, commercial, and municipal/governmental customers as well as schools, universities, golf courses, and real estate developers. Contact us for a free estimate today!