Having trees on a property can require a good deal of maintenance and care, especially if they are large, tall trees. However, it is worth the work as they can provide a good amount of shade, wind protection and privacy. Mature trees on a property have a value that is hard to replace.
There may be some occasions when trees need to be removed due to construction, damage, or disease. Trees may also need to be trimmed every once and a while. For removal or tree trimming in Waterloo, Martin’s Tree Service is at your service.
Avoid Dangerous Situations
While you may be able to take care of some tree maintenance on your property, it is vital to have large, tall trees trimmed and removed by a professional to avoid any dangerous situations. Trimming taller trees or cutting away dead wood may involve climbing the tree, which can be hazardous if not handled by a professional.
To trim tall trees, our experts at Martin’s Tree Service start by assessing the individual branches that need to be cut. This step is considerably more complicated than it sounds. For tall trees, trimming branches involves much more than simply climbing up a ladder. We will evaluate the job and come up with a plan of action to get safely into the tree.
Depending on the height of the tree and access, our team may use spurs (also called climbing gaffs) to climb the tree. These metal spikes attach to the tree worker’s legs and assist them in climbing up or down. This technique is mainly used for trees that will be entirely removed as every step the worker takes, the spurs will leave a gash in the bark of the tree. This open wound could cause areas of the tree to die or allow harmful insects or diseases to enter.
Climbing ropes, harnesses, or ariel lifts are a much safer way to access a taller tree that needs trimming. These ways of accessing a tree require specialized training and certification to use, and property owners should never attempt to climb a tree on their own.
Once in the tree, they will need to find a secure position to eliminate any risk of falling. Our trained staff will bring in specialized equipment to help them cut branches once they are in the tree. This equipment may include chainsaws, pruning sheers, and more.
The next step is to start cutting by making small, careful cuts so as to not hurt the tree in the process. They also need to take caution that any falling branches or debris will not pose a risk to anything or anyone on the property. With all of these specialized tasks and equipment, it is easy to understand why it is essential that tall trees be serviced by a professional.
Make The Best Choice
If you have larger, mature trees on your property, it is in your best interest to ensure they receive the best care. When looking for a professional tree trimming company, you will want to make sure you are making the best choice.
Our Martin’s Tree Service team offers various services, including tree trimming in Waterloo and will follow all safety protocols. Contact us today to learn more.