All About Professional vs DIY Tree Pruning

by / Sunday, 01 April 2018 / Published in Blog

As a homeowner with many budget concerns, DIY projects are a great way to save time and money. However, there are certain projects that are best left in the hands of those who are skillfully trained such as arborists and tree pruning specialists in San Jose. This is not a job for someone who doesn’t have the experience and expertise to perform it. Furthermore, pruning trees is a difficult endeavor and at times can be dangerous. Here are a few more reasons why you should rely on a tree care service to do the pruning.

Appearances can be deceiving – to the untrained eye, some tree branches may look healthy and sturdy when in reality they could be dead, dying, or rotting. Imagine how seriously you could be injured if you’re 20 to 25 feet up in the air and you put your weight on what appears to be a sturdy branch but it gives way causing you to fall. The risk is far too great, especially if you lack the proper training to handle that type of scenario. When all else fails, it’s always best to contact a tree pruning service inSan Jose to contend with the dangers of this job.

Juggling and maneuvering is a tricky proposition – when attempting DIY pruning, most homeowners will use a chainsaw and a ladder. However, most don’t realize the amount of juggling and maneuvering that’s involved – as in juggling and maneuvering tools while you are up in the air. Unlike many DIY’ers, certified tree care specialists have the right tools for the job including bucket trucks, different types of pruning tools, saws, all of which can be dangerous. Plus, you probably don’t have the proper types of protective safety equipment that tree pruning workers inSan Jose are required to wear.

Working in dangerous situations – the average homeowner oftentimes overlooks certain facets of tree care, especially where pruning and trimming are concerned. As was mentioned above, you have to contend with dangerously deceptive branches while working high above the ground. And let’s not forget the fact that arborists and tree care specialists occasionally put themselves in harm’s way when pruning and trimming tree that have grown in between power lines. If the tree is on city property, maintenance crews will take care of the trees. But if it’s on your property, it’s your responsibility.

When it comes to caring for your trees, why run the risk of injury or worse? Play it safe and contact a tree pruning service in San Jose instead.

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