Tree Care Safety

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A table of handyman tools

My dad is a true handyman. Rather than hiring a professional to complete a house project, he almost always does it himself – from roofing to tiling to adding a bathroom. When it comes to caring for our homes and yards, a lot of us our tempted to do the job ourselves and save some money. But tree care is one of those home jobs that can be dangerous, and in some cases deadly. I just came across this article, which is what got me thinking on the subject:

Man Killed in Tree Trimming Accident

Amarillo police said a man was killed about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday morning in a tree-trimming accident in the 2000 block of S. Milam Street, near Wolflin Avenue.

The man was trimming trees in the back yard of a home on the block when the pole saw he was using came in contact with a power line, killing him, police Sgt. Jerry McCall said. McCall did not identify the man, pending notification of next of kin…

Did you notice the date of the article? This isn’t some event that happened a year ago. That man died in a tree trimming accident this morning. I don’t know about you, but that shook me up a little. Tree trimming dangers are real. It’s foolish to undertake such a job without understanding the proper procedures. So I found this webpage, linking you to multiple articles on proper tree care safety:

Tree Trimming & Removal Safety Tips | Tree … – Scoop.it

Removing trees from a yard can be a bit tricky. Initially, you must complete a thorough inspection of the area and establish a drop area for the tree to fall. Limbs should be cut to small sizes that are easily handled by personnel…

So if you’re thinking of dealing with that huge tree in your yard that’s been bothering you for months, do your research first. Make sure you know exactly what needs to be done and how to do it safely. Additionally, know your limits. Although my dad will attempt almost any handyman project on his own, the one thing he will not attempt to fix is a car. He knows that it’s simply beyond his skill capacity to do it correctly, so he hires a professional. If the job is more than you can handle, don’t be afraid to get the help you need. Learn the lesson from my dad – you won’t regret it.

Tree Care Safety appeared first on FairfaxTreeService.com.

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