The climate in Santa Barbara, California is subtropical with winters that are mild and rainy and summers that are sunny and beautiful. These conditions are perfect for trees to thrive and grow, especially if they receive the right care. Unfortunately, there will be troublesome trees that must be removed, especially if they’re about to fall. You may discover that you have a troublesome tree on your property, and you want to remove it before it poses a danger to you or your home. You strongly consider removing the tree yourself and get to work learning how to perform the task by watching some DIY videos and reading some tutorials. Even though you may feel immensely confident you can chop down that tree, you must leave the job up to the experts because there are numerous hazards you’ll face doing the job yourself.
Removing a Tree Isn’t as Easy as You Think
You may think that all you must do to remove a tree is chop it down and be done with it. You need to just hack the tree from the roots, and then you are good to go. However, tree removal isn’t that easy. You need to strategize how you’ll remove the tree, and this is a job best suited for licensed tree experts. Licensed tree experts can determine how the tree will fall by careful analysis, and they can also spot if there are dangerous branches that must be removed before the tree can be chopped down. If you try to remove the tree yourself, you can potentially have a serious or fatal accident or cause damage to your house.
You Can Get Electrocuted
As trees grow, they come close to power lines. Sure, electric companies will regularly trim trees to ensure they don’t cause damage to the power lines; however, they won’t do anything to branches that can potentially damage or bring down the power lines when you chop down the tree. If you try to remove a tree close to power lines, there’s potential you can get electrocuted, and this can result in severe injury or even death. Licensed tree experts can remove any branches that pose a danger to the power lines, and they also know how to protect themselves to avoid being electrocuted.
Licensed tree experts have the protective gear to ensure they don’t suffer dangerous or deadly falls while on the job. Protective gear includes items such as hard hats, ropes, bucket trucks, and safety harnesses. You don’t have all of this gear, and you don’t have the skills and training to know how to establish a safety perimeter around the work area. The last thing you need to do is try to climb a tree or a ladder with a chainsaw over your shoulder. Just think of what will happen if you fall! You can land on the chainsaw and lose your life.
Tree Branches Can Cause Damage
Tree branches appear lighter than they truly are. Even small branches can have some serious density to them. Without having the proper training in all tree species, you won’t know just how heavy branches truly are. When you underestimate the density of tree branches, this puts you in harm’s way because you can lose control as you chop the branches off the tree. When you lose control of the tree branches, you can damage your property or injure yourself or someone else.
If you have a troublesome tree on your property that must be removed, contact Economy Tree, Inc. today. Our licensed tree experts will quickly and safely remove the tree in no time. We serve clients in Santa Barbara, CA and the surrounding areas.