Perhaps you have a tree that is growing close to your home, and some large limbs/branches are looming ominously over your rooftop? Upon further inspection, you find that the tree limb appears to have a disease or is rotting?
You know the tree limb is going to have to be removed and the question you now need to consider is whether or not you can do it yourself, or if you should get in a professional tree surgeon to do the job for you… The answer may come as no surprise – get a tree surgeon in to look at the job! Here are the reasons why.
Removing a massive tree limb that is hanging over your roof is a dangerous job. You need to have the required skills to remove the tree limb safely. Unless you are an expert arborist, you probably don't have the experience to fell the tree limb without damaging your roof - or yourself. Countless would-be amateur tree surgeons have wound up in hospital because of a tree limb striking them. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s very easy to sustain injuries ranging from broken bones to death.
A tree surgeon has the right safety equipment to remove a tree limb without being injured and must understand what the health and safety concerns are for each case. They know how to climb trees, so they don't slip and fall off. Tree surgeons also know how to cut off a tree limb so that it does not strike them and cause injury. Being a tree surgeon is one of the most dangerous professions around, because of being hit by falling limbs. If it is dangerous for tree surgeons, how much dangerous would this process be for you? So, before you try and prune that massive limb on your own, look for a qualified tree surgeon.
How Much of the Limb Needs to be Removed?
Your tree's limb may need to be cut all the way back to the trunk, or only part of it may need to be removed so you can continue to enjoy the shade it provides in the spring and summer. A tree surgeon has the training and experience to make a correct judgement on how much of the tree limb needs to be removed.
They know if the limb is being affected by rot, disease or parasites. The tree surgeon will know if the damage to the limb is systemic, or if it is only impacting on a small part of the tree. It is wise to use a tree surgeon to remove the limb so it can be done correctly and ensure the health of your tree long term.
What Do You Do with the Green Waste?
All the limbs and branches that were cut away from your tree will need to be disposed of. Tree surgeons either use a woodchipper to turn the limbs into sawdust to be used as mulch, or they cut the limb into pieces that can be used as firewood. Unless you have a large fireplace and a place to store the wood, it is best to let a tree surgeon remove the limb from your tree and dispose of the waste responsibly.
Tree Surgeon Essex Can Remove Tree Limbs for You
If you reside in the Essex area and have a rotten, diseased or parasite infect tree limb that needs to be removed, let us help. Call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our knowledgeable and courteous staff will be in touch to discuss removing your tree limb and how we can help. Don't wait until the limb damages your roof, contact us today!
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