Choosing to hire a tree surgeon could be the best decision you will ever make! As gardening power tools make the life of a DIY gardener ever more labour saving, more and more of us are tempted to ‘give it a go’. Yet accident statistics point to a harrowing truth; many gardening deaths and serious injury are a direct result of stepping out too far on the road to self-reliance, and in fact not recognising when we have crossed the line from what is sensible and realistic for us as individuals to achieve, and what requires skill, knowledge, experience, expertise and training beyond the level of most people.
Falling from ladders while cutting trees and bushes is an obvious risk – and a fall is statistically the most common type of garden accident – but there are other potentially fatal hazards as well. A cut from motorised equipment can be life threatening and so too is the danger of electrocution from electrically powered gardening equipment. Another very serious risk is blindness or eye injury caused by particle or chemical contact, as an alarming number of people do not wear safety glasses or goggles when it would be sensible to do so