Why You Should Avoid DIY Tree Surgery

All garden trees require maintenance. There are a huge number of different varied things that can go wrong and endanger the health, structural integrity and aesthetics of the average garden tree. No one wants their favourite tree to suddenly lose its leaves, die, and become unsafe, potentially damaging buildings and property through falling branches and collapsing. A dead tree can be a huge hazard in any area that experiences any harsh weather or wind at all, so maintaining your trees is important, but it’s crucial that you don’t oversimplify and simply have a go yourself. Professional tree surgeons understand the problems that plague trees, whether they are associated with the trees health, the structural integrity and strength, or the simple aesthetics. There are established methods and skills for tree maintenance for a reason, and neglecting these isn’t a good idea, and remember, it can be dangerous; no one enjoys falling out of a tree.

DIY Tree Surgery Can Ruin How Trees Look

Trees cut at strange angles, or with vast random swathes of branches and vegetation missing look strange, unbalanced and can spoil the look of your garden. While you might just get the job done, we can pretty much guarantee it will not look natural, at best. At worst it could be the garden equivalent of a terrible haircut. Either in need of a fresh cut, or taking a long while to grow out. Tree surgeons make a living from re-sculpting the overall shape of people’s trees, and leaving them looking natural and untouched is a key part of the work.

Trees Are Fragile

Against the common wisdom, trees can be killed by something as simple as removing a large branch in the wrong place. As well as this you can leave the tree exposed to potentially deadly and damaging tree diseases, diseases that could even spread to other trees in yours and other nearby gardens. Tree surgeons understand the nature of their work, and appreciate how to care for a tree during and after the surgery. You really don’t want to lose what could be one of the defining features of your garden.

Be Aware of Potential Dangers

Let’s recap, you’re high up in your tree, hacking bits off, when you suddenly realise the part you’ve just cut off overhangs your garage slightly. Big, new, costly hole in your roof. This is not an unlikely circumstance, and due to the huge, splaying nature of trees, is pretty hard to avoid. Tree surgeons use techniques, climbing skill and planning to avoid this sort of mishap, so unless you’re prepared to do a lot of research and preparation, or else deal with big holes in your roofs, or the occasional destroyed car or fence, you should probably look at getting the professionals out.

Falling Out of a Tree isn’t Great

When was the last time you actually climbed a tree? For most people, the answer is when they were a kid. You’re not a kid now. Think about how high you generally see tree surgeons climbing, to execute a good job. You don’t have the climbing harnesses or lightweight chainsaws they favour either. Falling from any kind of height, and the ensuing injuries are almost always going to be more costly than simply getting the pros out to your garden