Most people don’t have any previous experience with removing a tree. Removing a tree, even for the experts, can be a difficult and dangerous task, this is exemplified when someone tries to do it themselves who aren’t professionals. A lot of people are under the impression that a chainsaw will be adequate to effectively remove a tree. But this is quite dangerous, especially when larger trees are involved. They can be very unpredictable, which is what puts people at risk. Our team here at Five Star Tree Services are going to go over when you should remove a tree and the dangers of DIY tree removal.
When To Remove a Tree
If you attempt to cut through the trunk of a tree which is partially uprooted, this can cause the section still connected to the ground to shoot back up again suddenly, when the top-heavy portion has been cut away. This can happen at any time while you are cutting away the section of tree. Due to this, never, ever, straddle or stand on the trunk of a partially uprooted tree. Otherwise, you might be catapulted into the air or struck.
Major Cracks in The Trunk or Broken Branches
Large trees can prove to be especially troublesome. They can also have sustained more damages over the years from storms and other things. With all this uncertainty, there is a high chance that there is a big branch that could potentially fall. If you are taking down a large tree, you will need to do it in sections, starting high up and moving your way down. You should always be cognoscente of what’s above you and could fall on you. But there are times when you won’t be able to see everything above you from where you are below.
Partially Fallen/Leaning on Other Trees
Depending on the configuration of the trees in your yard, if there is a bad storm, it could partially bring down one tree, while leaving its neighbour perfectly fine. This can result in trees leaning on one another. When this happens, there is a lot of weight and pressure now being placed on the remaining standing tree. This in turn, causes pressure points and stress to build up on the supporting tree and can cause it to break unexpectedly. If someone attempts to remove the fallen tree, if cut improperly, this can end in an explosive release of this buildup of pressure. Resulting in a forceful strike which can hit you.
There can be other dangers associated with fallen trees and unexpected things can happen at any time. This can include things like swinging or twisting branches mid cut. Other dangers from improperly cutting include vertical trunk splitting, this can lead to serious injury if it ends up falling on you.
There are a plethora of danger factors to consider when cutting down a tree. Some others include chainsaw injuries from improper use, having a tree fall on you, branches falling, touching a power line, having the base of a tree split.
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
You should always consider the real dangers associated with tree removal before you jump to do it yourself. There is always potential for serious injury and even death. Ask yourself, “is it worth the risk?” and when the answer is no, make sure to contact our team here at Five Star Tree Services for our Tree Removal Services in Toronto. Give us a call at (416) 990-3355 today!