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3 Key Reasons To Engage A Professional Arborist To Remove Your Tree

16 Aug 2019

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There are a lot of things that you can add to your DIY list, but trying to remove a tree from your own property shouldn’t be one of them.

Regardless of the size of the tree, any removal process takes precision and experience. If you’re thinking that removing a tree from your property will be quick and easy, carefully consider these four key points to see why it’s sensible not to undertake this task for yourself.


It takes time to correctly remove a tree

Removing a tree isn’t as simple as attacking it with a chainsaw and hoping for the best. Tree removal requires a large amount of planning, preparation and precision to ensure that the whole process is done safe and effectively. As professional arborists, we are able to remove a tree within a timely manner. However, if you have never removed a tree from your property before or lack the appropriate experience in tree removal it’s likely to be a long-winded process.


DIY tree removal is expensive

Do you have the correct equipment required to remove a tree - in your back shed? Have you considered the height of the tree, the protective equipment that’s required or the tools you’ll need? Chances are, unless you’re an arborist or know an arborist, you don’t have easy access to the operational and safety equipment that is required for tree removal.


Without the proper professional grade industry-strength tools, your personal maintenance equipment that you may have at home will most likely burn out if used to attempt to remove a tree. Hiring the correct equipment such as the correct chainsaw, protective gear and tools to help you reach the highest parts of the tree cost a lot of money.


Tree removal can be dangerous

There are a number of occupational health and safety risks that come with removing a tree. Aside from the obvious working from heights risk, there is also a number of variables regarding the tree itself. Once the tree you’re removing begins to fall, there is very little control as to which direction it goes. Without the appropriate skills and experience it is easy to make mistakes which can result in the tree falling on a nearby car, power lines, your home or even people.


What are my options if I am considering a tree removal?

There are a number of different reasons why you might want to remove a tree from your property, but in many cases destroying the tree isn’t the only way to get it removed. At the Arbor Centre, we are regularly looking to purchase large and mature trees. We transplant these trees for specific purposes into projects both now and in the future. If you have questions about whether you’re able to sell your tree to the Arbor Centre, fill in our online contact form and one of our staff members will be in contact with you


More Information

For more information regarding the general management of your tree check out our Green Surgery Division to see the services and advice we are able to provide for your situation.