Things You Should Know Before Tree Removal

Things You Should Know Before Tree Removal

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Even if sometimes it is essential to have a tree in your yard removed, you never should just rush into it. To lessen problems like environmental damages or injuries, we listed a couple of things you should consider before making the decision.

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Council Regulations

The first thing you need to consider about is whether you’re permitted to remove the tree in the first place. Look into your local council regulations about trees on private property – you will almost always need to ask their permission.

Environmental Impact

Trees provide a wide range of environmental and health benefits, such as fighting erosion, absorbing CO2, and improving health. Contact a professional arborist and get the report to make sure you aren’t causing any harm to the local ecosystem.

Falling Branches

Tree branches can fall in unforeseen ways when cut. Don’t cut branches by yourself unless you have the proper expertise, knowledge and necessary equipment.

Electrical Hazards

Another risk when working with trees is the chance of an electric shock or starting a fire. A tree could come into contact with electrical wires while you work, generating serious risks your property, to yourself, and the neighbourhood.

Decaying Wood

It can be difficult for a layperson to evaluate the structural integrity of a tree accurately. Trees that look strong to the regular observer may actually be rotting and weakened, presenting a range of risks that are only heightened by being hidden.

Dangerous Equipment

Even for an accomplished home handyman, using tools to remove a tree presents enormous risks. There is a huge difference between using a chainsaw in your backdoor and using it while balanced in a tree.

Property Damage

If your tree overhangs a property, whether it’s your own or a neighbour’s the risk of property damage from tree removal is quite high. By carrying out a tree removal by yourself, you both increase the risk of damage and take on sole financial responsibility.

If you are thinking about tree removal in your backyard, do not hesitate to call At Your Tree Service today!


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