Danger of “Do-it-Yourself” Tree Care

Danger of “Do-it-Yourself” Tree Care
on August 24, 2015 in Tree Care Advice, Tree Health Warnings

Many important tree care tasks such as pruning, watering, mulching, and fertilization of young trees can sometimes be accomplished by the homeowner. However, as trees become established, these tasks become more difficult, highly technical, and potentially dangerous to you, your property, or your neighbor’s property. Professional Tree Experts have essential knowledge, extensive training, and the right equipment to handle dangerous tree care situations.

Professional Tree Care Companies offer the best possible solutions to keep your trees, shrubs, and landscape healthy and beautiful, while insuring that the job gets done expertly, quickly, and most importantly, safely.

“We hear many unfortunate stories each year of homeowners getting severely injured or killed while attempting this dangerous, and often misunderstood, work on their own.” – Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). (Source)

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) reviewed 45 civilian tree care-related accidents reported by the media. Of these accidents, 28 (62 percent) were fatal. The average age of the victim was 52. These accidents involved homeowners who attempted “do-it-yourself” tree work. (Source)

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