The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) tree-trimming manual for the landscaping industry defines three significant safety risks during tree trimming.
– Fall injury
– Struck by branch
Assuming you’re a do-it-yourselfer reading this, you’ll need more than just the bare minimum of equipment. An equipment checklist should contain the following:– Climbing gear– Cutting tools– Protective equipment– First aid kit
– The first is an undercut at least eight inches from the branch collar.– The second is above but slightly to the left of the undercut.– The third is straight down the section adjacent to the branch collar.