Tree Surgeons For The North West Of England
Some homeowners are tempted to try their hand at DIY tree surgery.
This article will help you decide whether you should hire a tree surgeon or a tree service or do it yourself.
Trees that are overgrown or block light can be a nuisance to you or your neighbours. They can be structurally hazardous to nearby structures and depreciate your property. There’s a lot on the line.
It doesn’t help that the Discovery and Outdoor channels on television are packed with lumber companies from Canada and Oregon showing us dramatic base cuts and trees falling in one piece. They make it look easy, and we forget that our semi-detached house isn’t isolated in the woods.
Trees that are hazardous. Is it a good idea to do your own tree surgery?
Consider the height of the tree and the location of the tree as a starting point. The taller the tree and the more confined the space, the more difficult and dangerous it will be to remove or manage it. Instead of watching TV, ask how much training, knowledge, and experience you have in tree surgery. If the answer is ‘very little,’ give yourself a pat on the back. Your candour may have just saved you and your family from a life of misery.
A professional tree surgeon brings arboriculture (tree) knowledge, as well as the necessary tools and experience, to your job. It is how tree surgeons obtain insurance.
So, should I hire a professional tree service or do it myself? There is a two-part answer:
If you have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and experience, and it’s a small tree in a safe location, the cost of DIY could be much lower.
If it’s for anything other than minor work, we agree with the Royal Horticultural Society on this – do yourself a favour and seek professional assistance.
If, after honestly assessing your own skills, experience, and equipment, you believe that getting a quote from a professional tree surgeon is the best course of action, you can do so here.