The Dangers of DIY Tree Removal

Be Safe and Trust Professionals With Tree Removal

A do-it-yourself project always starts off as a good idea. You may get the opportunity to learn a new skill. You might save money. Plus, you get to revel in the glory of a job personally well done. 

In most situations, however, the best laid plans for a DIY project usually result in a half-completed project and a lot of frustration.

Attempting to complete your own landscaping can pose a lot more challenges than stray fabric scraps or a half-assembled bookshelf. Especially when it comes to tree removal, this is one project you don’t want to do without professional help. 

Here’s what you should know. 

Tree Removal Services

Tree removal is a bit more involved than many of the other common landscaping services you might otherwise be able to complete on your own. 

Those attempting to remove their own trees might go about it in the old fashioned way by looping a chain around the trunk of the damaged tree, attaching the chain to a truck, and putting their foot on the gas. 

While this might seem like a straightforward approach, it is fraught with danger for those removing the tree and everyone around. 

Removing a tree through this method, without proper techniques, puts your car at risk for significant damage. It can be difficult to estimate only through a visual inspection just how strong a tree’s roots are. 

If inaccurately measured, attempting to remove a tree by using a car could mean losing a bumper– and that’s not the worst damage you may suffer. 

For the amateur landscaper, guessing which direction a tree will fall can be a gamble. You might get lucky and the tree will land where you want it to. If Marshall’s law is in effect, the tree is much more likely to fall on your home, your garage, or another place in your yard that puts you in danger. 

Aside from the destruction, attempting to remove your own tree could also involve removing a tree that still has life remaining. An experienced landscaping professional will know how to determine whether your tree can still be saved through simple tree trimming or maintenance, rather than removal altogether. 

Unless you have extensive experience in landscaping, it can be nearly impossible to tell whether you should remove or repair the trees in your yard. 

Even if you want to remove the trees on your property for cosmetic purposes, the dangers of DIY tree removal could result in more cosmetic damage than aesthetic improvement.    

In any case, the most important thing is that you don’t do tree removal alone. The landscaping professionals at The Parke Company have the experience and the skills to meet the unique needs of your property and bring your design dreams to life. 

Our landscaping experts have the skills and experience to keep your landscape healthy using safe and effective procedures. Don’t leave tree removal up to chance. Trust the experts!

For lawn problems, raking leaves, or other landscaping services, give us a call (615-350-6033) or contact us online today to see how The Parke Company difference can work for you.

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