Safety Tips for the Right Removal of Trees in Your Property

We want to save trees however, sometimes, it is not possible. Considering that the removal of the tree is our last resort, we know it is sometimes needed. In addition to that, it is also important when undertaking a stump or tree removal in order to perform it safely and accordingly. 

Tree Removal

If you like to perform the task all by yourself, you should follow these basic safety steps. You should know that removal of a tree is not as easy as making a guess to where the tree would fall or just owning a chainsaw. Thus, it is actually more than that and should always be considered as a complicated project. 

Examine the tree prior to starting the job 

If it is necessary for a tree removal to create more space, or if it has already been infected by the ash borers, go on reading. However, if you recognized that a tree removal is needed because the tree is already dead, then stop. Do not be too rush in cutting down a tree. Trees are complicated creatures and removal of them should always be our last option. 

If you cannot tell if the tree is still alive or not, consult a qualified and professional tree removal in St Petersburg to do the inspection and make a certain diagnosis. The task may be as simple as chopping away a tree limb or as huge as a crown removal however, you might probably still have a healthy living tree on your asset.  

Make sure that you have the appropriate personal protective equipment and tree removal tools

Whether it is a sizeable tree removal or just taking care of a simple stump, we will never start a task without the appropriate equipment. Sturdy work boots, goggles and helmets are just few of the most basic personal protective equipment or PPE. 

Use of visible vest so the people may see that you are doing your job, ear plugs in order to protect your hearing, and safety gloves in order to protect your hands. Always have a buddy with you anywhere you go, whatever you do for safety purposes. 

Read all the guidelines for the equipment and tools.

Always follow the guidelines whenever you use heavy tools in removing stumps, limbs, or even trees. Used with abandon or improperly can greatly increase the risk of endangering you or someone close to you. Furthermore, even an ill-fitting PPE can sometimes cause danger.  

Know what you don’t need to do.

You may have a bit of an idea of how easy it is to remove a tree efficiently however, it may also be wrong. Your idea may not factor in the physics of the job or the surrounding area.  

We strongly advise not to, ever, remove a healthy tree with the use of your truck. We also advise not to use a truck when removing a stump. Just don’t. Improper removal of a tree may not only damage other portions of your property or your own truck, but it could bring others around you as well as yourself in danger.