The Top Three Mistakes People Make when Cutting Their Own Trees
Have you ever watched someone cut down a tree and thought to yourself, “Well, that looked easy? How hard can it really be?” The truth is, logging is actually the most dangerous job in America, followed by fishing and aircraft pilots. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 67 loggers died on the job in 2015. This occupation had the highest number of deaths per 100,000 workers.
Unfortunately, this shows that even professionals get hurt. To avoid injury or death, please do not try to remove your own trees. Here are the 3 most common mistakes novices make:
- Not wearing the correct protective gear: At the very least, hard hats, goggles, and gloves should be worn at all times. Chaps and sturdy boots will also help protect you if a chainsaw slips or falls.
- Not being aware of the surroundings: When removing a tree, you should always be aware of your surroundings. There may be roots, rocks, etc. that can be tripped over. When operating a chainsaw, you don’t want to fall with a running chainsaw landing on you. Always be sure that you have the chain locked when you’re not cutting. Never cut with the chainsaw upside-down, and always use two hands to operate the saw.
- Not planning an escape: When felling a tree, it’s best to do so in the direction it is leaning, because that is likely the way it will fall. Make a notch on the tree on the side you want to fall, then cut even with the notch – not above it. And never try to push the tree down with your hands; if the tree kicks back as it falls, you will likely get injured. Remember that there are times when a tree doesn’t fall the way that you expect it to; be alert and aware of how to get out of danger. Find an escape in either direction that the tree may fall and be prepared to use it.
The Winter Park Tree Service Company does far more than just trim and remove trees
The Winter Park Tree Service is here to help in any way we can! We specialize in tree trimming and pruning, tree removal, and land clearing so you can have the healthy, beautiful environment you want. We provide crane service for tall trees and do not forget that we even offer our own grapple truck service and recycling center.
But did you know that trees must be inspected for disease and insect infestation? We can do that as well as offer consulting work for your business property. We plant new trees or relocate current ones. Our grapple truck service can clean up debris, fallen limbs, leaves, etc., and provides storm damage clean up and restoration. We will remove your stumps and grind them up, making your property look flawless. We fertilize and provide proactive maintenance as well as control root growth and direction. We can clear tracts of land and remove trees, shrubs, and vines. We convert dead, useless trees into prepared firewood and deliver it. We can do custom work to your specifications.
You are protected by the Winter Park Tree Service Company
Whether it is removing an overhead limb from above your house, pulling out a stump, reshaping a large shrub, or removing unwanted trees from your land, your safety, and your satisfaction is our greatest priority. With our experienced crew, we have qualified staff for every job; we have ISA-certified arborists, and we are 100% insured for all projects. Our goal is to leave your property looking and feeling healthier after our tree service has finished the job.
The Tree Service in Winter Park is proud to be a locally owned and operated company with free, no-obligation estimates. We even give free, same-day estimates, too. Do not forget to mention ‘Home Experts’ to receive 10% off your next tree cutting service. With our upfront pricing and no hidden fees, you will not be caught off-guard by extra charges. We are professional, courteous, and vow to be on time, so call any of our locations today in Tampa, Orlando, or Daytona.