Thinking of DIY Tree Removal? Read This Article and Think Again

By: albertaarb - April 15, 2015

DIY projects are a great way to save money and learn new skills. However, some projects are best handled by professionals either because they’re dangerous, time consuming, or costly to attempt on your own. DIY tree removal is a good example of a project that is best left to the professionals.


If you’re thinking of removing a tree from the ground on your own, below are reasons why it’s not such a good idea.

The Physical

I think it goes without saying that getting rid of a tree is easier said than done. Without a specialized team and equipment, you’re putting yourself at great risk.

Besides the fact that trees tend to be heavy, trying to use the tools without proper training can be dangerous. Moving and disposing of the tree isn’t a walk in the park either and if you’re flying solo, there’s a real risk of joint or muscle injuries.

The Financials

In order to safely remove a tree, you’ll need specialized tools and equipment. Buying it outright is something typically only contractors and companies can afford and this is a one-time use so you’ll have to settle for renting it.  Then there’s disposal of all the debris and waste.  Your quick project suddenly got expensive.

Liabilities and Regulations

Are you sure the tree you’re going after is on your property?  You better be because an impulsive bout of landscaping is enough to land you in some hot water. Municipalities tend to be kind of uptight about these things so make sure you check that no codes are being violated.

Something else that should be weighing on your mind is being liable for any damage.

Why You Should Hire a Tree Removal Expert

Tree removal is not as easy as it sounds. It requires meticulous planning, attention to detail, and you must have the right equipment. In addition to that, you must be prepared to clean the debris. If this sounds like a lot of work, its because it really is a lot of work for one person to handle.

When it comes to tree removal from your residential or commercial property, it would be best to let professional tree removal experts deal with it. At Alberta Arborists, we have helped countless people get rid of trees safely and efficiently, and we can help you, too. Our highly experienced arborists are trained to deal with any tree removal in any location and to ensure no damage is done to your property.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate of your job, and save your money, time (and body) from taking care of the tree removal yourself.

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