Tree removal can be dangerous, which is why you should consider getting a professional to do it for you. But if you want to do it on your own, here are some safety tips from Erik Neilson. In his “Tree Removal Safety Tips” article on ask.com, he recommends taking the following precautions:
Always Work in Good Weather
Erik’s first tip is to make sure that you do the work in perfect weather. Wind, rain or snow can pose a real problem, because one slight misstep can cause a lot of damage to you or your property. Even if you have a day planned out for tree removal, if the weather is not right, you should reschedule.
Safety Comes First
Tree removal shouldn’t be taken lightly. It can be very dangerous, which makes it all the more important that you wear proper safety equipment. We’re talking about hardhats, safety glasses and gloves, to begin with. You’ll need loads of other safety equipment before you start. A tree service company like ours never works on a site without fool-proofing it first. And while you can make sure that you take all of the necessary precautions, accidents may still occur, which is why we have insurance in place that covers any damage done to the property.
Get Help From Professional Tree Service Companies
Erik’s last tip is to get help from professionals, and we have to agree with him. While it may seem like we’re a little biased, the fact of the matter is that removing a tree can be very dangerous. Over the years we’ve seen tree removals gone wrong, which can cause a lot of damage to property, and sometimes to the workers themselves. We recommend that you look into finding a tree service company near you.
We offer tree services all along the Western Slope of Colorado. Whether you are looking for tree services in Aspen, CO, tree services in Grand Junction, CO, or tree services in Fruita CO, you can give us a call, and we’ll be there in a jiffy. We also do tree removal in Palisade, CO and tree removal in Redlands, CO. We can offer over 20 years of experience in the industry, trained and experienced crews, all the licenses, bonds and insurances you can think of, no hidden charges and free consultation.
(Article excerpt and image from Tree Removal Safety Tips)