Why you should hire a professional
Among all the regular maintenance tasks related to home ownership there is nothing as difficult or more dangerous than tree trimming. As home owners with mature trees regular tree trimming is important in protecting property values as well as promoting overall tree health. Residential property owners will often attempt tree trimming on their own before hiring basic tree care companies to handle tree trimming and tree removal.
It is vital to understand the very real dangers associated with this common property maintenance service. The U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries lists tree trimming as one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S. In addition, the Tree Care Industry Association reported a total of 47 tree care accidents in 2012 alone involving Do-It-Yourself civilian property owners, and 25 of those accidents were fatal.
For DIY tree trimmers, the main source of injury and death was when trees or major tree branches fell in unexpected directions. In nearly all the cases, the victims utilized little or no safety precautions and used chainsaws while perched precariously on a ladder, or did not wear safety harnesses, helmets or goggles. Of the tree care workers killed, 75% of the victims worked for tree care companies that did not have written safety procedures and policies in place.
Keeping your oak tree healthy means doing some occasional pruning to remove dead branches. Branches that may represent a safety hazard should also be removed. You can also prune an oak tree for purely aesthetic reasons to affect the shape and overall appearance of the tree.
Mature Trees need pruning about once a year
If its important for you as a home owner to have and keep a beautiful home then that means also maintaining your properties trees.