There are many reasons why a tree may need to be removed. It may be diseased, dead, or pose a hazard to the home, yard, or septic system. When you have a problem tree or you need some sort of care for your trees like pruning or fertilizing, hiring a professional tree care service may be one of the best things you can do for your home. At North American Tree Service in Athens, we have seen a lot of people try to take care of their tree problems, and it hasn't ended well. Here are 4 reasons to hire a professional tree service for your tree removal needs.

Remain Safe

When you are dealing with a grown tree, it will probably involve heights and power tools. You may be perfectly capable of taking care of the problem yourself, but if something goes wrong, you will suffer the consequences. Falling out of a tree that you are pruning may break bones or cause death. The same could happen with a power tool that malfunctions. The cost of going to the hospital is minor compared with the pain and suffering that an accident can cause. Tree service professionals remove trees often, so they have the right equipment, professional level knowledge of safety, and an edge when it comes to doing the job without anyone getting hurt.

Protect Your Home

Even if you are just involved in tree pruning, limbs can fall onto your home or vehicle and cause damage, which will most likely not be covered by your insurance. Miscalculate which way a tree is going to fall, and you could be looking at major damage to your home, the road, or worse, your neighbor's home. The right tree service company has the expertise to make sure the job is done right. It also has the right insurance just in case any mistakes happen. (Just make sure to ask if the company is licensed, bonded and insured.

Save Time

In the old days when a home needed a tree stump removal, oftentimes, parents would send the children out to take care of the stump as part of a punishment, as a chore, or a way to blow off steam. Now, you'd have a tough time convincing children to get away from their phones. Even if they did, handed a child an ax and saying "go to it" can be pretty dangerous. It may also take months to get the stump out of the yard. Some trees continue growing after they are cut down. It is important to remove the stump quickly when it threatens the home. A good tree service company will be able to have that stump out in no time.

Protect the Environment

The right tree removal service in Athens knows how to plant trees as well as remove them. As climate change becomes ever more evident, tree removal should be counterbalanced with tree planting. Some tree service companies can remove an entire tree and replant it elsewhere. Even if the company you choose can't do that, you can help offset the loss of the tree by having another one planted in your yard.