Now that we are at the start of summer, many Salt Lake City homeowners are making decisions about tree care, specifically tree trimming. While Mountain West Arbor Care recommends that trees should be trimmed at least once a year during the dormant season, some trees require specific care during the summer months. However, tree care should never be something you take on yourself. In fact, there are a wide variety of factors that can potentially cause harm or even death to those who take on this task themselves. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following ways tree trimming should be left to the professionals.
Improper Use of Ladders
When you are deciding if you should handle a tree care task, you should ask yourself if it requires the use of a ladder. If the answer is yes, you need to contact a Salt Lake City tree care professional. The improper use of a ladder causes thousands of injuries and deaths each year. When it comes down to it, the use of dangerous tools high up in the air is not the place to learn about the physics of gravity.
The Wrong Tools
Certified arborists use a wide variety of tools for tree care and maintenance. While it may seem ok to use the same tool to perform different tasks, this can result in severe damage to a tree. Furthermore, the wrong tools can cause serious harm or death to the one using them.
It’s easy to look at a tree and guess which way a branch will fall when it’s removed. However, the law of gravity doesn’t always follow your best guess, especially if there are other factors at work. One wrong move can put you in harm’s way along with nearby buildings and anyone else in the vicinity.
Even a certified arborist can run into issues with power lines. Power lines located near an overgrown tree can fall under your chainsaw without any warning. This can not only result in burning and electrocution; it can kill you as a result.
Trees require expert pruning for proper health. If a tree isn’t trimmed correctly, this can result in a weakened, hazardous tree. Furthermore, in the event of extreme weather, heavy winds can blow an entire branch or a whole tree down. Trimming a tree on your own can also lead to an ugly, deformed, and severely weakened tree. Furthermore, improperly pruned trees are more likely to develop disease and insect infestations, making them more hazardous down the road.
Salt Lake City Tree Care
When it comes to tree care and maintenance, it’s best to let a Salt Lake City tree care professional get the job done right. At Mountain West Arbor Care, we will inspect the trees on your property, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our tree care services. Simply fill out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.