Your first reaction when it comes to tree removal of unruly or damaged trees on your property is generally to do it yourself but did you know that felling trees is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. While DIY tree removal may be simple, it is a complex operation that necessitates a thorough study of tree physics and a foundation of knowledge and expertise regarding advanced tree cutting techniques and working with dangerous weapons like chainsaws. It is more complicated than simply chopping it down at the base and letting it fall to the ground. There are several factors to consider when it comes to DIY tree removal.
These are the risks associated with DIY tree removal.
Wood that is decaying is extremely unstable and unpredictable. A tree could fall over while you’re working on it, and unsecured limbs are much more dangerous. There’s a significant possibility you’ll injure yourself or someone else if you’re inexperienced and unfamiliar with tree biology.
It takes practice to use a chainsaw safely to cut down a tree. The angles of the tree cut, weight distribution, and bar placement into the tree must all be taken into account. At all times, you must maintain perfect control over the chainsaw. You’ll risk cutting yourself if you don’t take precautions.
You have no control over where the tree falls once it begins to fall. Even if you use properly cut indentations or ropes to affect it, it may not fall the manner you expect. Due to poor judgment, the tree may fall on homes, electricity lines, or people.
Branches and Debris
Trees may have dangling branches that will fall as the tree falls. These loose limbs and debris may injure persons on the ground, as well as damage equipment and personal property if this threat is not appropriately addressed. If the tree you’re cutting down is already dead or dying, this is a very serious risk.
It’s important not to mishandle equipment when working with trees. When you tackle the woods on your own, the chance of injury is multiplied tenfold if you don’t have the correct equipment or know-how to utilize it properly. Tree care necessitates the use of potentially hazardous equipment such as chainsaws and wood chippers, to mention a few. These tools can be devastating in the hands of an untrained user.
To safely cut down a tree, exact calculations are needed, such as the tree’s height and the angles you cut to estimate when and where the tree will fall. A miscalculation, on the other hand, could result in the tree falling in the opposite direction, causing property damage and injuries.
Insufficient experience or knowledge
Accidents can occur when cutting down trees due to a lack of tree-cutting experience or knowledge of tree physics or biology. Attempting to cut off massive tree limbs may result in damage to both the tree and yourself.