The Dangers of Tree Trimming: What You Need to Know

Tree trimming is a task that should never be taken lightly. It requires the utmost care and attention, as there are a number of risks associated with it. From falls to electrical hazards, and even being hit by falling branches, tree trimmers must be aware of the potential dangers before they begin any work. No work can begin unless a Qualified Tree Worker (QTW) is on site.

This is to ensure that all safety protocols are followed and that no one is put in harm's way. It's also important to have the right equipment for the job. DIY attitudes can be tempting, but it's not worth risking your safety or the safety of others by attempting to fell a tree without the proper tools and safety equipment. It's also important to be aware of power lines when felling trees.

If a tree you are trying to remove knocks down power lines, it could result in a huge fine. It's best to leave this task to the professionals who have the right safety equipment and know how to avoid power lines. My father once had an experience with a tree near an energy source that could have ended in disaster. He cut it with a chainsaw and tied it to another tree so that it wouldn't fall on power lines, but the line broke when the tree fell, causing an arc of light that barely missed him.

This experience taught me that it's not worth risking your safety when removing trees, and that it's best to hire an experienced professional. It's also important to be aware of the color of power lines. While they may appear black, they are not insulated and can still be dangerous. It's best to stay away from them and leave this task to the professionals. When removing trees near power lines, professionals will typically use a crane or other specialized equipment to safely remove the tree without damaging anything. It's important to have a plan in place before attempting to cut down a tree so that it doesn't hit any power lines. In conclusion, people should be aware of the risks associated with felling trees before attempting to do so on their own.

Power lines are one of the most dangerous risks that are often overlooked, so it's best to call in professionals who have the right type of equipment and vehicles for the job. Additionally, tools such as chainsaws, wood chippers, and other electric or hand tools must be used with caution as they can cause serious injury if not handled properly.