Tree Work: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Professional Company? 

What Does Tree Work Entail and Can You Just Do It Yourself?

Many of us want to take care of everything ourselves but sometimes things that seem simple and straightforward are actually not; like tree work, for instance. So if you’ve got a yard full of trees that need some tending to and you’re considering tackling the work yourself, check out what it takes to properly care for a tree. Then make the choice between doing the tree work on your own or hiring some help. 

If you’re already set on handing off the tree work to tree care specialists, give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you: (631)287-7666

What does tree work really entail? 

In order to care for a tree properly, there are quite a few things you have to do, and those things can differ based on the season and/or the type of tree. But here are some general things you should know about tree work to help you decide if you want to spend the time and effort to do it yourself or not. 


Proper pruning is one of the most important things you can do to keep your trees strong and healthy. Trimming trees when they’re dormant (in the winter) means removing damaged or diseased branches. A well-pruned tree will be rejuvenated when the spring sun hits again. 

However, the complexity and difficulty of pruning depend on the type of the tree, the height of the tree, and the experience and skill of the pruner. Tree pruning can be a time-consuming, complicated task and if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing — say you cut a healthy branch or you don’t trim the damaged branches properly — you can end up seriously injuring the tree. 


How difficult can watering a tree really be?

Well, if you consider the different types of trees that you have on your property, their ages, and their individual locations, it begins to be a bit more complicated than turning on the hose or the sprinklers.

As you probably know, too much water can harm a tree, while too little water will leave it withered and prone to disease. Having proper knowledge of each trees’ needs so you can supply them with the right amount of water throughout the year is a vital part of regular tree work.

Occasional dangerous activities 

Ok, this is the real talk. This is a safety issue that you shouldn’t take lightly. 

Tree work often implies removing a tree, climbing really high to trim it, or other types of activities that put you and nearby structures in danger. 

If the time comes for that, we strongly recommend getting a professional to do it. Removing a tree, for example, isn’t just about driving a chainsaw through it. Without the proper training, you could hurt yourself, your house, or your neighbor’s house. 

Call Mahoney Associates

If you’re really serious about your landscape, and especially if you have a lot of trees and other plants, it might be time to consider outsourcing the tree work to a professional landscape company. Choose a professional company that has proven experience and expertise that will take care of your tree AND your property. 

Want hassle-free tree work on Long Island? Call us at (631)287-7666 or email us to schedule a consultation. 

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