September 8, 2020 11:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All types of tree care involve some inherent hazards, but removing entire trees is a particularly dangerous job. It involves getting up to significant heights, using advanced cutting techniques and potentially dangerous tools, and also making sure you have a basic understanding of physics.

The risks inherent with tree removal make it important that you bring in a professional tree service to handle the job. Here are just a few examples of some of the risks most commonly associated with hazardous tree removal in Baton Rouge:

  • Dead or dying trees: If you’re removing a dead or dying tree, there’s a chance it’s already begun decaying on the interior, even if the exterior looks solid. That means it will be highly unstable during the removal process. In some cases, it may be necessary to bring in extra equipment to remove dead wood. This could also make the process go slower, because you have to remove the wood in smaller chunks. It’s important to work with a professional, because they will understand tree biology and the best methods of dealing with a tree that may be decaying.
  • Power lines: Any time you’re working with a large tree, chances are good that you’re going to be close to power lines. You should always assume any power lines in the area are live. This means if anything comes into contact with those power lines, there’s the potential to knock out power in your neighborhood, and also to electrocute yourself. Tree service professionals understand how to work around power lines to eliminate the dangers of potential electrocution or outages.
  • Improper equipment: One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when attempting to perform DIY tree removal is using the wrong equipment for the job. You can always trust that professionals will come equipped with everything they need for the job, including all necessary protective gear, plus equipment like ropes, cranes, chain saws and wood chippers. Using improper equipment could make a job extremely unsafe, and even if you have the right equipment and know how to use it, getting all of it just to take down one tree could be exorbitantly expensive.
  • Gravity: Of course, if you’re going to be taking down a large tree, you’re going to have to contend with the forces of gravity. Once that tree starts falling, you have no control over where it will go. This is why the methods used for tree removal are so important, because it provides greater control over the way the tree comes down. Professionals understand the physics involved with tree removal and the best ways to get trees down without causing unnecessary damage due to uncontrolled falls.

These are just a few examples of some of the biggest dangers associated with tree removal, and why it’s in your best interest to work with a tree care professional if you intend to remove a tree on your property. If you’re interested in learning more about hazardous tree removal in Baton Rouge, we encourage you to contact Allan’s Tree Service today.

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