Before dabbling in DIY tree removal, you must ensure that you will not be putting yourself, others or any property in danger. Call the tree removal professionals if you suspect that removing the tree will be dangerous. Here are four examples of situations in which DIY tree removal isn't advisable:

It Is Growing Near Sensitive Infrastructure

It is possible to determine and control the direction in which a tree will fall when it is cut. However, you can't be absolutely certain that the tree will fall in the direction you want. Therefore, if the tree is growing near sensitive infrastructure, there is always a chance that may fall on the infrastructure and cause damage. Therefore, if the tree you wish to remove is growing near a power line or a neighbor's house, its best to err on the side of caution and let professional tree removers handle it.

It Is Weak

A weak tree is dangerous in that you can't predict when it will fall. Many things can weaken a tree; for example, a tree may be weak because it is ravaged by diseased, old or damaged by the storm. Such a tree may fall unexpectedly causing serious injury to you or your helpers. This is especially true if the weak tree is huge and can cause serious injury.

The Removal Involves Climbing the Tree

DIY tree removal is only safe if you can do everything from the ground. Anything that involves climbing increases the tasks danger. This is because, as a non-professional, you probably don't have safety climbing gear such as safety ropes. It's also possible that you don't know how to handle dangerous tree removal equipment, such as a chainsaw.

It Is Growing On a Steep Slope

Many people don't know how dangerous it is to remove a tree on a steep slope, but the danger is there. For one, there is always the risk that the tree will roll downhill, damaging things or injuring people; you need to make sure that doesn't happen.  Guiding such a tree to fall in a particular direction is also difficult; gravity will always pull it downwards. Then there is also the inherent instability of operating on a steep slope, you can easily slip and fall.

Hopefully, you won't try to remove a dangerous tree and will leave it all up to the professionals. Ask your preferred tree removal company for tips on how to lower the cost of the project; for example, you may be able to lower the cost by handling the cleanup on your own.

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