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Why You Need a Professional for Tree Removal

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Do you have a tree that's looked a little strange lately? If so, there's a chance you've considered removing it. While such tasks may seem easy at first, they come with a few challenges. Here's why you should always consult with a professional before giving it a go yourself.

Identifying Diseases

Not all trees that look unwell require complete removal. They may benefit from tree lopping instead. The world of tree diseases is complicated. Alongside identifying diseases, a professional arborist can determine if they've spread too far. Wherever possible, they'll try to preserve your tree. However, they'll also use their professional judgement to determine whether the diseases are likely to spread to other plants. If it looks as though your tree is in the early stages of a disease and isn't a risk, they'll do what they can to prune it so it returns to a healthy state.

Tackling Stumps

Removing a tree and leaving a stump behind is easy enough. However, while stumps may seem innocuous at first, they can cause problems. Stumps act as a breeding ground for different types of fungi and can attract pests. In turn, this may affect other plants in your garden. They also look unsightly. Depending on the size of the original tree, it can become a tripping hazard. Using a tree removal professional is the best way to get rid of a stump or grind it down to the point it's no longer a problem. 

Protecting Property

Unless you're experienced in such matters, it's hard to predict which direction a tree will fall. Naturally, this poses a risk to surrounding structures. For example, if the tree falls in the direction of your shed or house, you could be facing costly repair bills. Similarly, if it topples onto a neighbour's fence or their property, you could face liability charges. A professional can predict where a tree is likely to fall and take steps to minimise damage. They also have liability insurance. As such, if they cause any damage, they have the financial backing to handle it.

Finally, without the right equipment, removing a tree is challenging. Trees are tough structures that require careful handling. Arborists have equipment that can tackle trees of various shapes and sizes. They also have the right safety mechanisms for avoiding injuries. A part of their job is to offer safety advice, too, so they can keep you and others safe during the removal process.

Reach out to a tree removal service near you to learn more.