The Dangers of DIY Cleveland Heights Tree Removal and Tree Trimming

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It may be tempting to try and fix up the trees around your Cleveland Heights home by yourself, but the truth of the matter is that it is not worth risking your life trying to cut down or trim a tree – the risks far outweigh the benefits.

The Fall

One of the most common tree trimming accidents is falling off of a roof or ladder. It only takes one slip to fall and you could be left paralyzed or worse. When you’re up on the ladder, it can be hard to tell how far out you are leaning to the left or right. You should also always have someone watching you on the ground in case of an emergency.

Many more risks come with standing on the roof while trimming a tree. The roof’s steep incline could be tricky to navigate, bad choice in shoes, or stepping on loose roofing materials are just a few dangerous traits. Taking precaution or having a person with you is not enough. Tree trimming and tree removal are complicated projects that should be left to the professionals who have the correct equipment, extensive experience, and follow safety rules.

Hit by Falling Tree Branches or Tree Debris

Tree trimming and tree removal require a high level of skill and knowledge in multiple tools while wearing a full wardrobe of safety gear from head-to-toe. All of this equipment becomes expensive and cutting corners is not an option. A professional team already owns all of the necessary equipment to do the job right and with the highest precautions.

Nature’s Bite or Sting

Trees are home to various animals and insects, so by trimming or cutting down a tree you are disturbing the wildlife living there. It is highly possibility to be attacked by small animals such as: squirrels, skunks, and raccoons or by insects like wasps or bees.


Always assume that a power line is live and any contact by bumping equipment or your body into it can be fatal. Above ground power lines sometimes hang close to the roof or to trees and should not be ignored. It is best to hire a professional to fix this issue instead of trying to handle it yourself.

Accidents happen, and we certainly don’t want them to happen to you. Avoid risking your own life while fixing up the trees on your Cleveland Heights property. Stay safe and call our professionals at VanCuren today. You can count on us to attend to tree trimming, tree removal, or emergency servicing issues in the safest way possible.

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    - Vic DiGeronimo, Jr.( Independence Excavating, Inc. Commercial Tree Removal (May 2017) )
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    - Meghan( Gates Mills, Ohio Tree Removal May 2017 )
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    - Matt( Gates Mills, Ohio Land Clearing May 2017 )
  • I had a lot of tree trimming done and removals and I barely noticed the crew was at our house. They did their work quickly without interfering and cleaned up very nicely.

    - Lurlie( Independence, Ohio Tree Trimming and removal May 2017 )
  • VanCuren came to my house after I left for work and when I came home, all of tree removals and trimming were completed and the yard perfectly cleaned up. Very professional company.

    - Paul( Bainbridge, Ohio Tree Removal April 2017 )