DIY Tree Removal: Common Mistakes You Should Avoid

While removing a tree could be performed by any individual with the strength and will power, it is best to leave this job to a qualified arborist, as there are many costly and fatal errors that could be made in tree removal. Some of them are written below:

1. Not wearing appropriate protective gear:
Wear goggles, gloves, and hard hat at all times. A hard hat will protect the head just in case branches or the tree itself does not fall in the correct direction. Goggles provides protection to your eyes from spit out from using the chainsaw or from debris falling from your tree. The surface of trees are very rough and a reliable pair of gloves is essential in protecting the hands against the rough trunk. It can also help spare your hands in case they get too close to the chainsaw.

2. Not planning an escape:
In removing a tree, trees generally should fall in the direction it’s naturally leaning, because that is the manner it will fall most likely. But it’s possible that a tree doesn’t fall the way you plan or expect it to, and so you should always be aware and alert in terms of keeping yourself out of danger. Plot an escape route in either direction that your tree might fall.

3. Lack of awareness:
If you’re doing DIY tree removal, you must be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be aware of rocks, cords, or roots that could cause you to trip. When you’re using a chainsaw, you certainly would not want an unexpected tripping over and then landing on the chainsaw you are using. Always make sure that the chain locked as you walk around or when you aren’t cutting, because even a split second of not being aware of your surroundings or being distracted could be fatal.

4. Removing the “wrong” tree:
The location and condition of the tree should be considered. Diseased, dying, or dead trees should be removed properly. But removing some trees can leave a negative and costly effect on your landscape in general. Consider the effort, time, and money you could spend on your landscape after your tree is removed.

5. Not getting rid of the stump:
Leaving the tree stump after the process could result in insect infestation, and possibly the worst type — termites! These irritating wood-borers could move from the stump into home, causing inconvenience and potential damage to your home.

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