Can I Trim My Own Trees?

Tree trimming

If you consider yourself a DIY enthusiast, you may be considering trimming one or several trees on your property. As with any profession, tree trimming and removal is a specialised service that requires extensive training, knowledge and experience. For this reason, it is recommended to only hire the services of a professional to have trees trimmed on your property. A professional will ensure trimmed trees on your property look great and remain healthy.

Read on to learn 3 reasons why it’s important to hire a professional to trim trees on your property including:

  • Safety
  • Use of specialised equipment
  • Avoid damaging your trees


The trimming and removing trees can be dangerous work. For this reason, safety is imperative and of the highest priority. Professional tree removalists are trained with all relevant safety tickets and white cards required to complete tree trimming and removal. Safety also includes ensuring the appropriate clothing is worn including hard hats, safety glasses, gloves and ear protection.

Use of specialised equipment

Removing trees normally involves working at heights. A mechanical device such as an elevated work platform may need to be used to safely access tall branches that need to be trimmed or removed. People who use and work with or near this specialised equipment must be trained, licenced and qualified to do so.

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Avoid damaging your trees

Each species of tree is different. For this reason, they often need to be trimmed and cared for differently. Common mistakes made when trimming trees include trimming at the wrong angle that can be both unhealthy and visually not pleasing plus taking too much off the top resulting in a tree no longer growing as it should. Another common error is over pruning which can lead to a tree dying.

Contact Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean Up for your tree trimming and tree removal needs

For quality service with affordable prices, ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean Up provide a specialised tree trimming and tree removal service.

Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up is only a call away to assist you with not only tree trimming, but tree removal and stump grinding too. To discuss your tree needs, a FREE quote and a friendly and professional service, call Ray on 0448 442 477 today.