Tree & Stump removal is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., even for the professionals who know what they’re doing. Take a look at some of the facts below and you’ll better understand why we think it’s not a DIY job to remove trees on your own.
Deadly Tree & Stump Removal Statistics
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) reviewed 47 accidents involving non-professionals, reported by the media in 2012. Of the 47 they looked at, 25 of them were fatal. There are stories of people seriously injuring themselves with chain saws, being injured or killed by falling branches or being crushed by a falling tree.
Professionals with training in tree pruning and removal aren’t immune either. According to the CDC, during the period between 2003 and 2007, 74% of people killed while doing tree work were in the landscaping business, which includes Arborist and tree-trimming professionals, and in fact of the 74%, a full 50% were tree work professionals. If it’s that dangerous for even the pros, imagine the danger to the average person attempting to do the same work!
Don’t Risk Your Life
When it comes to jobs that involve dangerous equipment such as chain saws, grinders, and chippers — tools and machinery routinely used in tree & stump removal — you should definitely call a professional rather than attempting to do the work yourself. Doing it yourself in the interest of saving money simply does not justify the high risk of injury or death!
How to Choose a Professional Tree Service Company
As a home or businessowner, it’s important to hire the right tree care company. Here are a few questions to ask before you hire someone:
- Are you fully insured?
- How many years have you been in business?
- What kind of training do your team members get?
- What equipment will you use?
- Do you clear away the wood and brush when the job is done?
- What do you leave behind?
- Will you grind a stump to ground level?
If you’re in Southeastern Wisconsin, M&M Tree Care is the company to call. We’ve been providing tree care services and tree removal since 1968. Our team is fully trained and practice on-the-job safety at all times. We are fully insured and have the proper equipment to handle the tallest trees. We’re one of only a few TCIA accredited companies in the state, and have earned the Super Service Awards from Angie’s List! Contact us for a free estimate today!
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