Protect yourself and your property from damage caused by tree cutting or trimming
Do you have large trees surrounding your house? Check their branches! Do they touch your roof and allow any small animals like a rat getting into your attic? Do they make sunshade on the solar panels and cause less productive on solar energy?
If yes, the late winter is the best time to trim your trees. Because it’s easier to see what you’re doing while trees are in dormant and the leaves are gone. Also, there is less sap flowing. Bleeding sap doesn’t really hurt the tree, but it’s messy and can attract pests. During the cold winter, there is less risk of disease or pest infestation. The wounds heal faster, keeping the plant strong.
Some homeowners got a problem from the tree root. We had an experience of toilet got stuck by roots stretched from a guava tree planted in our backyard. To keep our house function well, tree removal was the solution.
When a tree grows in a wrong spot, totally removing the tree might be required. A small tree could be easy to dig it out and replant it in a better place. Most of the big trees have different treatment. People first cut down the tree, then remove the root.
Without detail plan, tree cutting could be very dangerous. Even with a perfect plan and calculation by a scientist, the tree could go by its will, not fall by the direction you planned. I found a video on YouTube:
That’s scary! The damage could be huge. Please think twice if you like to do it by yourself! It’s better to hire a professional with the right types of equipment to work on tree cutting.
The nature of work is very risky, so insurance is necessary. Before hiring, check their business license, make sure they have adequate public liability insurance, as well as accidental, death, and disability insurance for their employees!
Without the contractor’s insurance or bond, the injured workers could sue the property owner if a bad thing happened. Then you are liable for that accident because the work is performed in your premise.
It’s smart to get umbrella insurance on your property in case the contractor’s professional insurance coverage is not enough.
Some homeowners might like to write a consent of liability and let the contractor sign. It’s not enough by just stating “contractor fully responsible”. Your agreement must specifically list out all the possible issues may involve and parties that are performing. Every party, every worker has to sign the agreement.