If you're the type of homeowner that does everything yourself, it may seem like a simple task to get out the ax and cut down a tree on your property. This is not always a good idea, especially if you don't know what you are doing. Here's what you should know before you start cutting branches.
How Dangerous It Can Be
When it comes to cutting down a tree, it can be a lot more dangerous than you think it actually is. There is a chance that branches could be near your home's power lines, which is not only a risk to yourself, but to other homes nearby. There is a possibility that you could be electrocuted due to a live electrical wire, or someone helping you on the ground could be electrocuted as well. You also risk having neighbors that lose power too, making you not so popular with other homeowners on your block.
In addition, chances are that you do not have experience with cutting down a tree in the past, so you do not know how to control branches as they are coming off your tree. A tree service company uses ropes to secure branches, and lowers them to the ground after they have been cut. Letting gravity do the work is not only dangerous to you and others helping, but can cause damage to the trees surroundings in the process.
How Much Professional Tree Service Costs
If you are looking to remove a tree from your property, know that the cost of doing it starts around $125. This would be for a small tree that is no higher than 30 feet. The cost gets more expensive as the tree gets larger, with a tree between 60 and 80 feet costing as much as $1,000. You can also purchase additional services,like grinding, that will cost between $75 and $300 depending on the size of the stump.
While this may seem like a lot of money, ask yourself if your safety is worth it. You also won't have to do the hours of manual labor involved to remove a tree and its stump from your yard.
Hiring a professional starts with having them come to your home to give you an estimate. You'll know exactly how much it will cost to remove the tree before you hire the company. You'll also have peace of mind that the job will be done right, and if a mistake happens, it will be covered by a tree removal company's insurance.
For more information contact a tree removal company like Yarnell Tree Co Inc.