Can I Prune a Tree Myself? Here’s Why Calling in a Professional is a Much Better Idea

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DIY projects are all the rage, and saving money is always attractive. Pruning your trees might seem like a great way to handle your lawn maintenance cheap and easy, but there are dangers. You might harm or kill your tree, home, or yourself.

Improper Pruning Can Lead to Property Damage

While it might sound like pruning is straightforward, pruning a diseased tree improperly can lead to damage. Putting undue stress on a weak trunk by pruning branches incorrectly can lead to the breakdown of that trunk. A tree crashing through your roof at 2 AM is easily avoided by trusting professionals to gauge what should be pruned and where safely.

Professionals Have Training, Experience, and Equipment

Yes, you can go to your local hardware store and buy a pair of hedge clippers, but consider a few things; how tall are your trees? Do you own a ladder? Should you REALLY be standing on a ladder with hedge clippers?

The most significant benefit of a professional tree pruning team is its tools. You can have a professional look and feel without spending thousands on kitting yourself out with a cherry picker and specialized tools.

You also don’t risk your neck or back standing precariously at the top of a ladder. You also won’t give your spouse a heart attack when they see what you’re doing. Professionals will ensure everything is done safely and correctly, saving an ER trip. Tree branches can be deceptive, breaking when you least expect it. It can be devastating if they fall over you or out from under you. Professionals save you from that while being trained to avoid those circumstances themselves.

Poor Pruning Can Harm or Kill Your Tree

You know a lot, but you might not know the exact percentage of branches that should be pruned for the optimal health of each tree. Every tree has different needs, even if it’s the same species. Trees of different species need special consideration.

Pruning trees as a non-specialist might seem simple, but a lot of knowledge goes into making sure your trees are healthy happy bushes.

Professionals Get the Look Right the First Time

You know what we’re getting at if you’ve ever had a bad experience after cutting your own hair. The money you saved wasn’t worth how awful you felt the first time you looked in the mirror and saw the distorted sides, angled cut, and uneven back. And we won’t mention the bald spot.

The same thing applies to your tree. You might feel like you’re not taking too much when you’re in the thick of the branches, but afterward, your poor tree will look naked, standing out on your lawn with no protection.

A professional knows how to avoid making those mistakes, guaranteeing a great cut right from the start.

Get Fast Professional Tree Pruning Services

At Tucker Enterprises, we want to make sure your trees look great, grow healthy, and don’t cause problems. Our tree pruning services are a fast way to make sure those goals are hit, with minimum muss and fuss from you. Check out our other pages for extra details, or contact us for a free quote.

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