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What You Need to Know About Tree and Stump Removal

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 02:07 PM  posted by admin

The most important thing you need to know about tree removal in the Dallas area is that it’s not an easy task. It can even be dangerous if not done properly. The last thing you want is to embark on a weekend tree-removal adventure that ends up being a costly visit to the hospital. Be careful! Always keep safety in mind.

Tips for the Weekend Warrior

Trees are beautiful. They’re beneficial in providing shade, and they add to the aesthetic value of properties. Children love spending time around them. Adults do as well. Unfortunately, nature can be tough on trees as a result of rain, snow and wind. When these elements damage a tree, the only alternative may be to remove it. Tree removal can be a daunting task and even difficult for those who do if for a living.

If you’re brave enough to take on the task by yourself using a chainsaw, the following safety tips should be observed. Make sure you have all the right safety equipment, like goggles, leather gloves, protective headgear, ankle support and steel toe shoes with anti-slipping treads. You’ll also want to make sure the chain saw is sharp before you begin. What are the surroundings where the tree will drop? Are there power lines or buildings close by? Are there any gas lines that can be damaged? Thoroughly inspect your surroundings before you begin to protect life and property.

Determine your drop zone by using ropes. Before you cut, make sure no one is in the immediate area. Flying debris can be dangerous. You may want to consider using a wedge to stop the tree from springing back onto your chainsaw while cutting. Once the tree is safely down, you can cut the trunk and limbs into smaller pieces.

The trunk and limbs can be used as firewood. You may even decide to cut some extra firewood to sell and make a little extra money. Now for the stump removal!  Or, maybe not. Renting and using a stump grinder can be a challenging task—perhaps one that’s best left to the experts.

What Wauson Tree Service Recommends

While we understand and respect the pioneering spirit, it’s best to leave tree cutting and stump removal to the experts. Give Wauson Tree Service a call and get a free estimate for all your tree-care needs.  People choose Wauson because we’ve been in business for over 50 years.  We offer competitive pricing, we’re licensed and insured, we only hire professional arborists and we’re pleasant to do business with.

We offer the following services:

  • Tree pruning
  • Tree and stump removal
  • Fertilization
  • Tree cabling and bracing
  • And more

Give us a call at 214-450-8720 or you can email at walt@waustontreeservice.com.

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