It’s that time of the year when the warmer weather approaches, and you know you should start paying more attention to the garden. You want it perfect for summer barbeques and outdoor socialising, right? So that means cutting the lawn, hedge trimming, tidying up the flower beds, and clearing any plants or shrubs that haven’t survived the winter months. But what you shouldn’t do is carry out any form of tree cutting or tree removal. These services are best left to the experts.
Our professional tree surgeons at Kingfisher Tree Services Ltd offer a full range of arboricultural services to domestic, commercial, and industrial clients in Bristol. We also carry out extensive tree surveys and are a National Trust-approved contractor.
We are trained in all aspects of health and safety, and with over 25 years of experience between us, our tree surgeons are well used to working together. We are highly skilled, from tree surveys to tree removal, tree cutting to hedge trimming. Homeowners, on the other hand, may not be.
The risks involved in DIY tree surgery include the following:
Kingfisher Tree Services’ tree removals are carried out in two ways – directional felling and sectional dismantling. Following our in-depth tree surveys, we can ascertain which method will be the most effective. Cutting trees down haphazardly could damage your Bristol home, premises, outbuildings, or vehicles considerably.
Just like any job or project, using the wrong tools or equipment can prolong the length of the work and probably leave it looking poorly executed. By using dull shears or axes, you risk serious injury to yourself as you’ll end up overcompensating for their failure to perform efficiently. And faulty chainsaws, for example, should never be used!
Working at height, i.e. trying to carry out tree cutting or hedge trimming whilst standing on a ladder, should be avoided unless you have correctly secured the ladder and you are not trying to cut branches or limbs positioned above your head. Safety precautions should be in place to avoid falling timber landing on you or anyone working with you.
Our tree surgeons at Kingfisher Tree Services can identify decaying and sick trees easily. Could you do the same? We know the best form of tree removal to perform, thanks to our tree surveys, and how to do it safely, as compromised branches and limbs can be unpredictable. We can do this due to our experience and training, another reason why we don’t promote DIY tree surgery.
Have you considered how close the tree you want to remove is to your property or surrounding power lines? Have you thought about what might happen if the tree falls in the wrong direction and blocks a public access route or road in Bristol? Don’t take risks and put yourself or anyone else in danger. Talk to us first, and let us keep you safe.