Do you own a home? If so, you know there’s a lot of work that goes into it. Cutting the grass. Mulching. But there’s one task that tends to be trickier and more dangerous, and that’s tree trimming. Cutting back your trees on a regular basis is important. It makes your property look good, it keeps property values up, and promotes overall tree health. But before you grab a ladder, consider this.
According to the U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, tree trimming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Their agency conducted a study in 2009 which confirmed a total of 1,285 deaths of tree maintenance workers between 1992-2007. On top of that, the Tree Care Industry Association reported 47 accidents in just 2012. These involved do-it-yourself property owners, and 25 of those accidents were fatal. So what caused these accidents? It mainly had to do with either falls from ladders or tree branches, being hit when trees or their branches fell from unexpected directions, or electrocution due to cutting near power lines. In nearly all of these cases, victims did not take proper safety precautions, such as wearing harnesses or helmets.
So you can still take a chance that nothing will happen and do it yourself. But why would you want to? Instead, call the friendly professionals at Quality Tree Services. We’re pleased to be the premier tree trimming and removal service of Yazoo City, and we’ll get the job done in a safe and affordable manner. Contact us today for a free quote.