When we go out to trim the bushes in front of our houses, we often don’t think much of it. You simply take a pair of garden shears or a hedge trimmer and cut wherever seems right. Though trees may seem similar to an overgrown shrub, the process of trimming them is much different, which is why you should not trim a tree yourself. Professionals have the tools and know-how to perform this necessary but dangerous task.
Professionals Have the Right Tools
It takes a little more than garden shears to handle a lot of tree branches. Along with tree shears, professional tree trimmers have a wide arsenal of loppers, chainsaws, pruners, wedges, and axes that help them do the job correctly. Not only that, but they know how to keep these tools in prime condition so as not to damage the tree or hurt themselves.
If a tree is particularly tall, trimming it can be especially challenging, and professionals have the equipment necessary to meet this need too. Riggings, cables, hoists, and lifts are all at the professional’s fingertips to help them reach even the tallest branches. By the time you’ve bought all these tools, you might as well have hired a service.
Professionals Know Where To Trim
It takes more than just the right tools to trim a tree correctly. Removing any branch from a tree impacts the tree’s entire stability. If you trim the branches incorrectly, the tree may experience stunted growth, compromised branch structure, or even become more vulnerable to infections or pest infestations. Professionals know where to trim in order to avoid damaging practices such as over-pruning, flush cutting, and lopping to preserve the tree and surrounding property. Our Austin, TX tree trimming services are always performed by those who know trees well.
Professionals Are Equipped To Deal With Risk
One of the biggest reasons not to trim a tree yourself is that tree trimming is one of the most dangerous yard maintenance tasks out there. The higher you are when trimming a tree, the more risk you have of serious injury if you fall. Falling tree limbs pose a serious hazard not only to you but to the people and property around you. Even if you are not high in the tree, the tools you use to cut trees are highly dangerous, especially to those who don’t have experience using them. Any task that dangerous is better left to those trained to deal with the risk.