Why use a professional tree surgeon?
There are many reasons why you should use a professional tree surgeon. The main reasons being the health of your tree, damage to property, but more importantly, the safety of you or the people working on it. Some smaller jobs you may be able to take on yourself or possibly a gardener or landscaper might tackle the job, however, think twice about using the man down the road who has recently bought a new chainsaw!
When it comes to pruning trees, there is a specifically skilled approach that needs to be taken in order to keep your tree healthy. If it's not pruned correctly, then besides the fact it may look very unsightly, decay and infection can set in quickly and your beloved tree maybe need to be removed in the near future. Below is an example of how using a professional tree surgeon is a must, we can achieve beautiful results with our skilled climbers.
You also need to take into consideration having the correct machinery for the job in hand. It is very important to have clean and properly maintained chainsaws. Also, it's worth noting that it's very hard to judge the amount of waste that will come from your tree. If you've not done it before, and without the use of a wood chipper and other tree surgery equipment, you may quickly regret the decision to do it yourself!
There is also the risk of damage to property. Even when using fully trained professionals, there is still a small risk, however, all tree surgeons should be insured for £5,000,000 public liability and employer’s liability. We are happy to provide our details on request.
Above all this though, is the risk to human life. Tree surgery is an extremely dangerous job and should only be undertaken by competent and trained persons. We have heard some gruesome stories in the past from homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and fencers who have taken on a task that is far too great for them and have ended up in hospital. Again, even for the professionals, things can still go wrong, one small mistake can lead to a major injury or worse. All of our staff are first aid trained for trauma specific scenarios and have had aerial rescue training.
Our aim is not to scare you out of trimming your hedge this year but to make you aware that where trees or larger hedges are concerned, it's always best to call a professional tree surgeon!
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