This article is written by Cheltenham Tree Services, professional tree surgeons supporting those who require a Tree Surgeon in Gloucester.
It can be tempting to consider taking matters into your own hands when you have a troublesome tree on your land or near your home. However – there are a lot of potential issues and it could be extremely dangerous to attempt to remove a tree without the use of a professional. This is why we highly recommend that if you have an issue with a tree on your land or near your property – you leave it to the professionals.
What are the Reasons for Removing a Tree?
Trees are susceptible to disease or may die which can cause them to become an eyesore or at risk of falling down in poor weather conditions. Trees may also just be an annoyance, have grown to a size where they are starting to cause problems or are putting homes or buildings around the tree at risk from damage. Removing a tree can be highly dangerous or cause a lot of damage to the surrounding area. It’s important that specific tools and measures are taken to control the removal of a tree. These tools can also be dangerous – putting DIY tree removers at risk of injuring themselves or others.
Depending on the requirements of your council or municipality – you will likely have to gain consent if a tree is situated in a conservation area or a tree is protected. Professional tree surgeons can take care of this for you.
What About Crown Management & Tree Stump Removal & Treatment?
Crown management can pose a series of risks to those who are inexperienced or untrained. There is a constant risk of branches falling from a tree when carrying out this process which can be highly dangerous. Stump removal also involves the use of specialist tools and equipment which can be dangerous to use for regular homeowners. The main benefits of hiring a tree surgeon are as follows:
- Professional tree surgeons will always take a safe and practical approach when carrying out any tree or hedge management tasks. This ensures that no damage occurs and trees/hedges are removed or maintained safely.
- Professional tree surgeons have all of the equipment and protective clothing that is needed to carry out tree/hedge maintenance safely.
- Professional tree surgeons can safely handle any debris or organic waste which can be heavy or dangerous to handle.
Knowing & Spotting When You Need to Maintain Your Trees & Hedges
It’s important to gain a knowledge of the clear signs of problematic trees. You can also try to act against tree disease and learn to identify the signs of dying trees and when it’s time to arrange for the removal of the offending tree. If your hedges are becoming out of control or you want to get on-top of maintaining your hedges early – we again recommend that you get in touch with a professional tree surgeon.
It’s understandable that trees can be a worry to homeowners if they become damaged or are at risk of damaging property. Root damage and other factors can all cause damage to property or land overtime and can be of great annoyance at best and can cause large costs at worst!
It’s important to be very careful if you are approaching potentially damaged trees and to absolutely avoid trying to cut down or remove trees if you are not a trained professional. Whether you are being conscious of your neighbours or worried about damage to your own home from a tree – it’s important to take action!