Reasons Homeowners Should Hire a Tree Trimming Service

Have you moved into a home that has one or more trees on the property? Do the trees seem to be overgrown and suffering from a lack of care? While you might be tempted to get a hacksaw or pruning shears and start trimming away, the task may be more complicated than you think. Here are some good reasons why you should leave the tree trimming to the professionals:

Potential tree damage: If you trim your tree at the wrong time of year or remove the wrong portion of its branches, you can weaken it and potentially kill it. Removing the top portion of a tree, while sometimes popular because of the tree's new appearance, can create a tree that is more easily damaged by heavy wind and storms. As a result, your pruning efforts could result in needing to completely cut down the tree because it is diseased, damaged or otherwise dying. Tree trimming professionals are trained on how to best remove tree limbs, in order to encourage healthy growth in the future. 

Safety issues: If your tree is very large, you may have several large branches that need to be removed. Even if you happen to own the proper equipment to handle the job, your lack of experience may make the job more dangerous than it needs to be. You may think that you've properly secured the branch that you're removing, only to have it fall and possibly pull you and other branches along with it. Instead of worrying about whether or not you have everything set up properly, hiring a professional tree trimming company will allow you to relax in the comfort of your own home.

Insurance reasons: A good tree trimming service will carry insurance that will cover damage to your home or vehicle in the case of an accident. If a rope slips and a large branch takes off the bumper of your vehicle, you should be reimbursed for repairs. Should you attempt the pruning on your own and have the same damage occur, your insurance company might not cover that type of accident. Depending on the terms of your home or auto insurance, a tree limb damaging your vehicle or house may be determined to fall under your policy's act of God/nature clause and thus not be covered. Without insurance covering all or part of the damage, you would then be forced to pay for any repairs out of your own pocket.

For more information, contact companies like Kansas City Tree Care, LLC.