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Understanding the Dangers of Tree Trimming

One of the best decisions a property owner can make is to plant trees on a residential property. Healthy trees add tremendous beauty, shade and value to homes, subdivisions, and other residential areas. However, one of the worst decisions a property owner can make is to try performing tree trimming and tree removal on their own. Tree trimming is one of the most dangerous jobs on a property, so property owners need to understand the implications and dangers that come with handling tree trimming on their own.

When it comes to tree trimming, the most common cause of injuries or even death during tree trimming projects is from debris falling onto people, such as heavy tree branches, entire limbs, or even the whole tree. Tree debris can cause massive external and internal injuries, the loss of limbs, or even death. Accidents can also occur when tree debris falls onto nearby homes, vehicles or other structures, injuring people inside.

Another common way people are hurt while attempting tree trimming on their own is when they fall out of trees onto the ground or onto nearby structures like fences or sidewalks. Many property owners that attempt their own tree trimming do so without any kind of safety harnesses to help protect from falls, like those used by professional tree care companies. Also, many property owners use ladders to perform their tree trimming projects, which can be extremely dangerous because of the instability. This raises the likelihood of further injury from both the fall and from the tools in use while falling.

Finally, one of the most deadly threats to property owners trying to handle tree pruning on their own come from electrocutions. Each year, hundreds of property owners, and even amateur tree workers, are killed or severely injured when they come into contact with power lines running through, above or near a tree. Electrocution can occur when people, equipment or vehicles come into contact with active power lines. Trees near power lines should only be trimmed or removed by OSHA-qualified professional tree service companies.

Embark Services is pleased to offer Houston property owners safe, affordable, and efficient tree trimming and tree removal services. Embark Services’s team of Certified Arborists are OSHA-qualified to work near utility lines, and can ensure that tree trimming is performed with the utmost skill and care, to protect people, nearby property, and the tree’s health. Embark Services offers a full range of tree and landscape services, including landscape maintenancetree trimmingtree removaltree plantingweed control services, and irrigation installation. Contact Embark Services today for more information, or go online to request a free consultation.