Is It Safe For Me To Cut Down Trees In My Garden

Is It Safe For Me To Cut Down Trees In My Garden

There would be no substantial risk in cutting down a seedling in your garden that is one foot tall and half-inch in diameter.

Chopping down a 30-foot pine tree with a diameter of two feet with a chainsaw, on the other hand, would be indeed riskier if you have no professional experience cutting down trees. 

Tree care labour is dangerous in general, but cutting down trees is particularly deadly regardless of its location. To cut a tree successfully, you’ll need to know about tree physics, biology, dangerous instruments, sophisticated cutting techniques, and more. Homeowners who try tree removal on their own risk being hurt by falling limbs, malfunctioning equipment, or the process itself.

Common Tree Removal Risks Include

With the proximity of buildings, powerlines, people, and automobiles to your garden, tree removal becomes more dangerous. An expert tree feller will almost always have a system that incorporates safety precautions to keep your garden, home and neighbourhood safe.

The following are some of the most typical dangers associated with tree removal.

Improper Equipment.

To execute an effective and safe removal, garden owners who are not arborists would require protective equipment, adequate tools, and the necessary skills. They expose themselves to excessive danger if they don’t have it.

Power Lines  

With chainsaws, heights are hazardous enough without having to worry about electrocution. If you, your equipment, or the tree collide with a power line, you may – if you’re lucky – you may only knock off the electricity in your area. Still, you’ll almost certainly get electrocuted.

Loose Limbs & Debris

If the tree you’re chopping down is already dead or dying, you’re taking a big risk. Some trees that are collapsing may have loose limbs that will fall off when the tree falls. These scattering branches and other debris can injure individuals on the ground, as well as damage equipment and personal belongings.


You can not control the direction of the tree once it begins to fall. Even if you use properly carved indentations or ropes to guide it, it may not fall the manner you want. A mistake in judgement might lead to an unexpected outcome.

Non-professionals should generally avoid cutting down trees on their own. It’s not worth the risk, and it’ll almost certainly create more issues than it solves.

Muskerry Tree Care’s qualified arborists are available in your region if you need to chop down a tree. We can assess the best method for safely removing your tree.

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