Top 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Tackle Tree Removal On Your Own

Do you have a large tree near your house that needs to be removed? Are you trying to decide whether to take out the tree yourself or whether it's worth it to hire someone to do this for you? Getting rid of a tree can be a big decision for many people. If you're not sure whether or not you should hire anybody to do it for you, here are some important reasons why you shouldn't tackle tree removal on your own:

Safety: Cutting up a large tree can be dangerous and unpredictable if it's not something that you've done before. Instead of simply severing the tree's limbs and letting them fall, you need to attach ropes to the limb so that it doesn't do something like crash down on your house and damage your roof or take out a window. Even with the proper safety equipment, inadvertently using it incorrectly could result in problems. Fortunately, a tree removal company has employees trained in this safety equipment and how to use it all in order to avoid any property damage. 

Time: Cutting up a tree can be extremely time-consuming work when you're learning as you go. Not only do you have to figure out how to use all of the safety equipment that you've had to buy, you then have to decide which branches need to be removed first and, assuming nothing goes wrong, what to do with those branches once they're on the ground. Once the branches are all removed, the trunk will also have to be taken down. All of this, obviously, takes extra time. You may have taken a look at your tree and decided that it will only take you a few hours, or maybe just one weekend, to dismantle your tree and have everything done. Once you get started, however, you may find that your inexperience stretches that time to multiple weekends. A tree removal company has the experience and the knowledge to get your large tree taken down in the fraction of the time that it would have taken you.

Disposal: Even a relatively small tree can generate a lot of debris, so your large tree may create more of a mess than you bargained for. What do you do with all of the limbs and then how do you deal with the trunk? Fortunately, tree removal companies are equipped to handle this. The large branches will be shredded on site and taken away to be disposed of elsewhere. The trunk will be chopped into manageable bits and then either left for you to use as firewood or taken away. Instead of having to worry about how to get everything to the dump, the tree removal company will take care of everything for you.