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After we moved into a new home, I realized that the trees out front needed some serious attention. They were overgrown, tired-looking, and a little dangerous, so I started working with professional arborists to have them trimmed. It was a lot of work, but before we knew it, things had really improved. By the time they were finished pruning the branches, the trees didn't block the view of our home and we really felt like they would bloom better in the spring. Check out this blog for more information that could help you to keep your trees happy and healthy.

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4 Challenges A Tree Trimming Professional Should Handle So You Stay Safe

Keeping up with fast-growing trees can be challenging. If you don't have the proper tree-trimming equipment, or if you don't like working in the yard, then call a tree trimming service to keep your trees under control. Trimming is important for the health of your trees and for the safety of your family and home. Here are some challenges involved with tree trimming and why it's a good job to leave to professionals.

1. Trimming High Branches Is Dangerous

You might keep up with trimming the lowest and smallest branches on your tree, but the higher branches often need to be trimmed too so they stay away from your roof. Trimming high branches is difficult. The tree trimming service might use a pruning saw that's on a long pole so they can stand on the ground to do the trimming. However, they might need to climb up the tree at times so they have a better reach for high branches. Working from the tree or ladder can be dangerous, since a fall could cause a serious injury.

2. A Chain Saw Is Needed For Large Branches

Large branches or small limbs are usually too big to cut with a pruning saw, so a chain saw might be needed. Cutting trees with a chain saw is dangerous work since those tools are so powerful. When your trees need to be sawed, it's best to let a professional do the work.

3. Falling Branches Can Be Dangerous

You not only have to be careful with the saw, but you also have to be careful about a large branch swinging and falling when the saw cuts through it. A big branch could knock you over or cause damage to your roof if you don't control its fall. Branches can sometimes be unpredictable in the way they move and fall when cut from a tree. Even experienced tree trimmers can be caught off guard sometimes, but they have the experience needed to stay safe.

4. Trees Close To Power Lines Are Hazardous

Even if you can easily reach low branches, you don't want to cut trees that are close to power lines. Branches might fall against the lines or a pruning saw might brush a live line and give you a dangerous shock. It's best to leave trimming around power lines to the tree trimming professionals. They know when it's safe to trim and when they need to have the power company cut off power before they start working on a tree.

For more information on tree trimming services, contact a company such as Live On Tree Service.