Trimming your trees periodically is important for their health and their appearance. You may have noticed that your tree needs trimming and been putting it off. Or, you could be dealing with an emergency situation – like a broken branch after a storm. Whatever the reason, if you have a tree that you need to trim, it’s important that you do so safely. Here are some Utah tree trimming safety tips to help.
5 Utah Tree Trimming Safety Tips
1. Seriously consider calling a professional.
It may seem like we are biased – since we are a Utah tree trimming company – but hear us out. Trimming trees is an art and a science. It can also be extremely dangerous. We encourage you to give us a call and get a free estimate for the work. We might be able to get the job done for less than you think.
2. Know your limits.
Grabbing a small step ladder and cutting off a wrist-thick branch is one thing. Climbing up a tall tree and/or removing larger branches is another. Be realistic about what you can do safely. It’s better to contact us – or leave the tree in need of trimming – than to seriously injure yourself.
3. Wear safety gear.
At a minimum, you need safety goggles, thick leather gloves, ear protection, and head protection. We recommend wearing shoes with slip-resistant soles, pants, and a long-sleeved shirt.
If you are considering scaling a tall tree to cut off a branch, don’t. You need training and specialized safety gear to safely ascend a tree and use a chainsaw.
4. Make sure your tools are in good repair.
Inspect your tools and make sure they operate properly before you are off the ground. Sharpen your tools, like your chainsaw, before you start making cuts.
5. Bring along a partner.
A partner is important for many reasons. They can pass you tools once you climb up – never climb with tools in your hand. You need to keep the area clear underneath, which your partner can help with. That way nobody wanders under the tree while you are cutting. The partner can help you stay safe as well – like warning you of bad weather, nearby safety lines, and so on. They can also help you keep your ladder secure (although you should also tie the ladder to the tree for safety).
Best Bet – Contact Utah Tree Co.
We are happy to provide you with Utah tree trimming safety tips. But the truth is, most of the time it’s wiser to hire a professional tree trimmer. We know how to do the job safely and we are much less likely to damage your trees. It’s normal to worry about the cost, but we offer free estimates. No need to worry until you know what we charge.
Please give us a call at (801) 386-2405 or fill out our secure online contact form. We will get in touch as soon as we can to answer all of your tree trimming questions.