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The Risks of DIY Tree Work

With the prices sometimes associated with tree work it’s understandable that many homeowners may want to take on the task of tree care themselves. However, before you grab your pruning shears, you need to know the truth about the dangers of DIY tree work. In this blog, we'll explore the risks involved with taking on this task and why it sometimes may be best to leave it to the experts to ensure the health and safety of your trees, your property, and yourself.

A Tree Fish worker climbing a tree in Grand Rapids MI

Health and Safety Risks

Tree work seems like an easy task, but it is far from it. Climbing trees and handling tools, such as chainsaws, is risky business. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the tree industry regularly ranks as one of the most deadly and dangerous in America. That's because climbing high trees poses a significant risk of falling, limb entanglement, or being struck by falling limbs or branches. Additionally, handling tree equipment requires training and experience to avoid harming yourself or others around you. Learn more about Tree Fish's safe tree removal techniques!

Tree Fish crews removing a fallen tree off of a house in Grand Rapids MI

Property Damage Risks

DIY tree work can also have serious repercussions for your property. Improper tree trimming can lead to weakened limbs or deadly fall. A falling branch can cause significant damage to your home, vehicles, and other property. Incorrect tree pruning can also lead to the spread of disease and pests, causing long-term damage to your landscape. Hiring a professional tree service to perform these tasks minimizes property damage risks associated with tree care.

Tree Health Risks

Trees are living things and, like humans, require proper and right care to be healthy. Taking care of your tree without professional knowledge might cause more harm than good. Improper pruning techniques may damage the tree's structure, growth rate, or even lead to tree death. At Tree Fish Tree Service, we understand how to promote the proper growth and health of your trees and can provide tailored services that won't harm your trees.

A Tree Fish worker cutting a fallen tree off of a home in Grand Rapids MI

DIY Tree Work Cost Savings and Convenience

Though DIY enthusiasts may have good intentions when working on trees, the risks and damage caused can result in expensive repairs. Relying on a professional tree service saves you money in the long run. Employing the right team to do the job provides quality work, enhances your landscapes' aesthetic appeal, and increases your property's value. Additionally, using a professional tree service conveniently saves you time and effort, ensuring your tree's health while you focus on other daily activities.

A Tree Fish grapple saw removing a tree in Grand Rapids MI

Liability Risks

Liability risks are one of the most significant damages to consider when choosing to care for trees on your property. A neighbor or passerby can sue you if your tree or its branches cause injury or damage. Homeowner's insurance policies might not cover injuries if they originate from a failed DIY project. Therefore, if you are not a professional tree service provider, hiring an expert tree service like Tree Fish Tree Service can relieve you of liability risks and ensure your property and tree's safety.

A Tree Fish employee posing in front of a truck

Look Out for Your Safety, Get the Work Done Right!

Taking on tree care yourself might seem thrifty and appealing, but it’s paramount to consider the risks to yourself, your property, and your tree's health. Avoid these risks by hiring a professional tree service like Tree Fish Tree Service. We are equipped with the right equipment and experience needed to provide top-notch services to keep your tree healthy, enhance your property's aesthetics, and reduce liability risks. Contact us today by filling out our online form or by giving us a call at (616) 277- 7164, and we’ll be happy to provide you with personalized tree services that will meet your unique needs. After all, when it comes to good tree care, it's better to be safe than sorry.

To answer any questions about how professional tree work is completed please visit our pages on tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, stump removal, fertilization, emergency tree services, and land clearing!


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