Tree Stump Removal Tips during COVID-19 Crisis

During the Covid 19 crisis, there are at least two concerns that will potentially impact your plans for tree and stump removal or stump removal. These include the availability of tree care services to take on the task and potential air pollution that may be caused if the work is executed. Before we go into the details of these concerns, you should know that the scientific community has so far not established any clear-cut relationship between air quality and spread of the virus.  However, the population in regions experiencing poor air quality have been seen to be more susceptible to infection compared to others. A pointer from the experts suggests that the spread of the virus may be aided by particulate matter suspended in the air.

Irrespective of whether you are attempting a stump removal or tree and stump removal, it is likely that you will need specialized equipment and perhaps even additional manpower, assuming you are embarking on the DIY route. Unless you are someone in a related profession and can easily access the additional resources without breaking the law with regard to the Covid 19 situation, you are better off putting off the activity until things regain normalcy. The concerns from a dead or dying tree or a stump that is waiting to be removed are significantly less when compared to the potential hazards you may encounter during a pandemic. Admittedly, many cities and towns are eerily empty and blue skies keep them bathed. Obviously, the pandemic will end one day and life must go on. The primary responsibility, therefore, is to protect ourselves and our dear ones. Another option before you is to talk to reputed tree care services and seek their views on going ahead with stump grinding.

Life after Covid 19

Life after Covid may not be the same and many things are expected to change and some of them even dramatically. We may be more concerned about personal and domestic hygiene, our children may be taught new ways of expressing love, respect and appreciation without physical contact. We may even be more concerned about fellow human beings, animals and other life forms. As of now, the world is still struggling with the pandemic and it is too early to predict what the future beholds for us.

The impact of Australian forest fires

Australians, in particular, should remember that forest fires fuelled by our climate have particularly contributed to air pollution compromising the quality of the air we breathe. Notably, the air quality was particularly poor for years in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic initially surfaced. This should be worrying for communities and individuals with compromised respiratory systems. However, the scientific community has not yet established any specific correlation between Covid 19 infection and air pollution level, though some studies in Italy and Harvard University have found such a correlation.

Physical fitness

As most of us do know, tree and stump removal are physically demanding tasks. As with many such tasks, if you take the DIY route with this task, your energies can be significantly drained when you complete the job and this can potentially impact your immunity level. Lower immunity, in turn, exposes you to the risk of getting affected by the Covid 19 virus quicker than when you had enjoyed better immunity before undertaking this task.

Some services may still be open

Disregarding all the above, if you still feel that a tree and stump removal or stump removal is bothering you to an extent where the Covid 19 situation itself takes a backseat, you must check out professional services in your neighbourhood. Although many regions are under lockdown, some wholly and some partially, there may be some competent tree care services still available and willing to help you with your predicament. In the least, a qualified person can come and inspect your yard to determine whether the stump/tree can be safely removed or whether you should wait for the pandemic scare to go away. You can also contact us on the phone or through email if you are experiencing specific problems.

Conclusion

Covid 19 has crippled life and brought the global economic activity to a standstill. The pandemic has claimed thousands of lives across the globe and many more are struggling to come out of the affliction.  Being conscious of your own individual circumstances and ensuring the safety and health of your loved ones should always be the priority.  Past generations have not experienced a similar situation and all of us hope and pray that the pandemic vanishes soon from this earth.



COVID-19 UPDATE

Daryl’s Tree Care

Please be advised due to stage 4 restrictions, we will be temporarily closed from Wednesday August 5 at 5:00pm.

We will be available to undertake emergency tree works for any dangerous or fallen trees. For this please contact Daryl on 0408 052 564.

Our apologies to all our clients affected during this lockdown period.