Reasons to Hire a Professional Tree Service vs. DIY

by / Wednesday, 15 March 2017 / Published in Blog

While most people place a great deal of value on our home’s curb appeal, there are numerous homeowners who fail to realize how the appearance of the trees on their property contribute to the aesthetics of their property.  For those of you who feel that you could use a little help in that area, a professional tree service may be the ideal solution for maintaining your landscaping.  Unfortunately, some individuals feel that DIY tree service is a great way to save money and time.

 

While it may appear to be a straightforward task, the experience and expertise required along with the equipment needed and the risks involved can easily be underestimated by the DIY’er.  While the final decision to maintain, prune, remove, or trim your trees rests on your shoulders, there are 3 reasons to think about hiring a professional tree service rather than going the DIY route:

 

Cost – most DIY’ers do not have the proper equipment and tools needed, let alone the experience and expertise required to perform professional tree service jobs.  Plus, investing in such equipment and tools is far too expensive for a job that will be performed in emergency situations as well as for regular maintenance.  Arborists and tree service specialists work on trees for a living so they are always prepared for that kind of work.  When you consider the risks involved in caring for and maintaining a wide range of trees on one’s property, it just makes more sense to hire a professional.

 

Safety – considering that unpredictability goes hand-in-hand with safety, the fact that you cannot predict the direction that a tree or its branches will fall should be enough to convince you that a specialist should be handling the job.  There’s a lot to consider such as the safety of you and your neighbors, fixtures such as power lines, and so on.  The bottom line is that inexperience with tree service issues can be extremely dangerous.  Remember that licensed arborists and tree service specialists have liability and worker’s compensation insurance to protect you and them.

 

Unpredictability – although it may appear to be a relatively simple endeavor initially, maintaining the appearance and health of your trees can be too difficult for the average DIY’er.  If you don’t approach dead, diseased, or dying wood without caution, you could be asking for trouble such as damage to your home and/or physical injuries.  Even the healthiest of trees may not fall the way you think they’re going to fall.

 

If you want to ensure that you won’t sustain any injuries or damage to your property, leave the task of maintaining your trees in the hands of a professional tree service team. With an arborist on board, you can be sure that they have the right knowledge and tree care information that is needed for a healthy and verdant landscape.

 

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