Removing a dead or old tree or even a live tree yourself can be pretty dangerous, especially if you are not familiar with how to do it properly. If you don’t have the right tools and equipment for your own protection, it could lead to a really dangerous project.

The Dangers of DIY Tree Removal

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You want to check out tree removal regulations in your area. Every city around Snohomish and King County has their own regulations when it comes to tree removal requirements. (Click on one of the cities below to find out exactly what you need to remove a tree in that city)

It depends on the location of the tree and how dangerous it is to be removed. If the tree is in close proximity to power lines, that could be extremely dangerous or even fatal. If you touch the powerline you could be electrocuted or knock out the power for the entire neighborhood. If you are not familiar with power lines, it’s best to stay far away.

Most homeowners don’t have the necessary equipment and protective gear for removing a tree safely. Using someone like Lineage Tree Care means that not only are you protected, but we are protected with the right equipment as well. Most tree removal companies need chainsaws, ropes, wood chippers, and even cranes in some cases.

You may not also know the age of the wood and dying or decaying wood can be very soft and dangerous. Even if you start to remove the tree but hit a dead patch, the decayed wood can cause the entire tree to come down before you are ready.

The Dangers of DIY Tree Removal

Most homeowners cannot also predict where a tree will fall once it comes down. Professional tree removal services have undergone extensive study and can predict with nearly 100% accuracy where a tree is going to fall. But, poor judgment on a homeowners Park can result in thousands of dollars of damage or even injury or death.

Unless you have a small tree no bigger than a couple of inches in diameter, it’s best to leave major tree removals to the professionals. It might cost you a little bit more, but with the right equipment and the right protection statutes in place, your tree will come down or be removed without any concern for injury or hazard. Call us today for more information on Woodinville tree removal services throughout Snohomish and King County.

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