If you live in Edmonton, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ve noticed the abundance urban foliage. In keeping with Canada’s International reputation, our hometown is vast and replete with beautiful greenery. However, taking care of trees requires plenty of responsibility, as well.
Especially in the fall, when the time is right for yard-work and many homeowners begin the process of do-it-yourself tree felling – or else consider hiring a professional.
If you’re debating whether to hire local tree removal services or do it yourself, here are a few considerations to think seriously about before you make a final decision.
It is essential that you have the proper equipment when attempting to cut down trees on your property. Leg coverings, a hard hat, steel toe boots and goggles are just a few of the preventative tools you should always wear when tree felling.
Of course, unless you have quite a deep knowledge and understanding of the process, tree felling is best left to professional arborists who have been trained and understand the dos and don’ts of such a physical, precise and potentially dangerous activity.
First Aid Kit
Just in case anything does not go as planned, make sure you have a first aid kit available and accessible for unanticipated injury. Of course, one way to ensure you do not run into the need to use a first aid kit is to call a professional who knows the proper protocol.
This minimizes the risk to your friends, family, guests and loved ones. If you do cut down your own tree, practicing good safety habits and making sure the area around the tree is clear of children, dogs and neighbors.
A chainsaw is mostly used when cutting down trees to clear them from your property. Chainsaws are dangerous equipment to handle and can be heavy duty artillery when it comes to clearing trees from your property.
When preparing yourself for tree felling at your home, one way to ensure that you are practicing the most well-established procedural safeguards is to contact a tree clearing professional who can provide you the services you need to prevent harm – or at least a consultation.
One of the methods used in clearing trees is stump grinding, which involves grinding the trees stump down below the earth with a special instrument so that this area can be used for grass or healthy plant growth.
However, you must be knowledgeable of the dangers associated with stump grinding in order to tackle the activity. You need to be aware of how stump-wood will react and other factors that could potentially turn your do-it-yourself project into a trip to the emergency room.
Before you make any attempts to clear trees from your property, make sure you have cleared away any broken limbs or tree debris that can serve as an obstacle in order to avoid stumbling and possibly hurting yourself.
We all appreciate the beautiful scenery and environmental benefits that precious trees provide. However, be sure to remain vigilant and safe when it comes to clearing trees from your property in order to prevent unnecessary harm.