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How Dangerous is DIY Tree Trimming?

Have you ever thought about trimming the down limb on your tree yourself? Tree Trimming can be a dangerous job. Any tiny mistake can cost the tree, home, and individual harm. We work with trees every day- trust us! There are several precautions to consider before you start to work on a tree. We’ll discuss some of them below, but suggest you contact a tree company that does free estimates, like Legacy Tree Trimming, to help you trim a tree.


While the DIY (Do It Yourself) method may save you some cash, accidents may occur if you lack the proper equipment and training. Chainsaws, shears, pole pruners ropes, and harnesses are some of the equipment that a professional will use to trim trees. You will also want to inspect the tree to properly identify how much needs to be trimmed without damaging the tree.





Trimming a tree yourself can be tempting when your tree is small (under six feet tall) and has skinny limbs, but height and positioning can be easily overlooked. Climbing the tree or utilizing a ladder can be risky. One wrong move and you can end up on the ground!

Tree branches can fall unexpectedly. Always be aware of your surroundings. If there are live power lines around or touching your tree, there is a significant risk of electrocution while trimming.


Trees and their branches will continue to grow as time goes on. Pruning and trimming properly throughout the year will reduce the risk of broken, heavy branches. While it may look simple, tree trimming is an art that takes time to perfect and master! George, our climber at Legacy Tree Trimming who has been doing this for over 20 years, can share some stories with you of DIY trimming!


Legacy Tree Trimming offers free estimates for any type of tree project. Save yourself the hassle of DIY tree trimming and give us a call at (512) 797-9834 or submit your information here.


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