Removing a tree from your property may not seem like a very difficult job, and you may assume that if you have a chainsaw and ladder, you can do this on your own. However, before you decide that you have the skills needed to remove a tree or handle major trimming of branches, note a few reasons why it's good to rely on a professional to get this done for you.
1. The tree may not need to be removed
A tree may look dead and rotted to you, but in some cases you may be able to trim away dead branches and then address the cause of the damage. As an example, your property might not have good drainage, so that water collects around a tree's stump and, in turn, it suffers root rot. Some simple PVC pipes buried in the ground that are directed away from the tree, or some grading of your property, can address this problem. In turn, you can actually save the tree from having to be removed altogether. A professional tree trimmer can note if the tree needs to be removed or if the problem causing damage is fixable.
2. Cutting branches without damaging the tree takes skill
If you want to give your tree a good trimming, you need certain skills to know which branches should be trimmed and how to go about doing this. Cutting branches straight down can mean not allowing them to get adequate oxygen, which is needed for the life of the tree. When cutting branches, you also want to inspect the tree for insects and other pests that may be the cause of damage. A skilled tree trimmer will know how to properly trim branches and then inspect them so that the tree is preserved and kept healthy, if you want to keep it on your property.
3. Stump removal can mean damage to your property
Digging up a tree stump is not a simple task, as homeowners often forget that a tree's roots branch out, away from the stump, just like the branches. A homeowner may try to simply dig around the stump and pull it up, and in turn they pull up their yard and tear up their lawn as the roots come up with the stump. If the roots are not cut properly as the stump is removed, they can pull and tug on power lines and sewer pipes, even if these are located on the other side of your property. To avoid all this damage, it's best to leave this job to a professional.
For more information, contact a local tree service company like Adelaide Tree Felling Services.