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The Most Common Tree Cutting/Felling Related Accidents

As children, we all love to climb trees, which for some reason gives most of us the idea that we’re qualified to trim them or cut them down. Well, this is simply not the case! Yes, if you were to have the correct equipment, a reasonable grasp of how to use it, having done a little risk management, and take your time in a clear area with no obstacles surrounding the tree whatsoever, then you might get away with it safely. However, for the most part, those who DIY cutting a tree down themselves, almost always end up hurting themselves or damaging their property.

In this post we’re going to look at some of the more common tree cutting/felling related accidents in the hopes that if you are considering doing it yourself, that you might change your mind and calling the professionals.

1 – Being hit by falling objects

Many people think that by inviting their friend over to help, that they’ll be less likely to hurt themselves. This is definitely the right line of thinking, as it always helps to have an extra pair of eyes. However, when you’re not qualified arborists, people quite frequently get hit by falling branches.

2 – Falling from the tree or ladder

The amount of people who have foolishly cut the branch from under without realising is ridiculous. Now, this might not happen to you, however the second most common accident when it comes to DIY tree felling, is either falling out of the tree, off the roof or ladder.

3 – Electrocution

Believe it or not, electrocution is rather common when it comes to cutting trees near power cables. This is either due to the victim grabbing a nearby powerline by accident, or a heavy branch falling on live wires which come loose and hit them. This is an incredibly serious risk that can sometimes be fatal. Is it worth it?

4 – Deep cuts and lacerations

The inappropriate use of power and hand tools can lead to serious cuts and injuries. Many people have lost fingers due to not having the correct experience and training for handling the tools used to effectively fell trees.

5 – Loss of limbs when using chippers

Don’t forget that cutting down a tree is one job, disposing of it is another, which is why heavy machinery is often required, such as woodchippers. However, it’s not unheard of for people to lose limbs such as hands and arms for not fully concentrating on the incredibly dangerous task.

6 – Damage to your eyes

Getting splinters and sawdust in your eyes for not having heavy duty goggles is another common issue that people have to content with. The same applies to branches and twigs swinging around and hitting people in the face whilst they’re up high in a tree, which can lead to falling as well.

Don’t run the risk of hurting yourself

The common accidents mentioned above are only a few of things that can go wrong, not to mention the damage that you can do to your property. It’s simply not worth running the risk! Call a professional like AB Trees and have them take care of the issue for you. They’ll be able to do so quickly and effectively without anyone, or anything getting damaged.


Love Your 4×4? Why Not Improve it with More Storage?

For most 4×4 owners, their car is a point of pride. As such, they’re always looking for ways that they can improve it. Well, as far as 4×4 accessories go, you can’t get much better than additional storage solutions. Why? Because of how much travelling you do! Why else have a 4×4 if you’re not a lover of the great outdoors and camping? That’s all part and parcel of having such an awesome vehicle. This is why in this post, we’re going to list the benefits of having extra storage!

1 – Pack smarter

Understand that the best 4×4 storage systems don’t technically create more space. However, they do make it much easier to pack! Therefore, you’ll get a great deal more into your vehicle. You see, the drawer systems do take up room, but again, that space is always utilised in a far smarter way. So, if you’ve been struggling with getting all of your camping gear into your vehicle, then you definitely need to invest in some smart drawer systems for your 4×4.

2 – Better security

If there are certain essentials that you like keeping in your car at all times, then what better a way of keeping them secure than by storing them out of sight? There are certain items that might draw attention to would-be robbers, so you don’t bother keeping them in your car. Then, when you really need them it turns out that you forgot to pack them! Well, fortunately, with a decent drawer system you can have them locked away in your car so that you’ll never have to go without. The same applies to travelling with expensive equipment; you might not want to take your laptop into the woods with you, but you may wish to use it to edit your photos and videos when you get to your next destination!

3 – Combine them with other accessories

Drawer storage systems can pair up wonderfully with a number of accessories. For example, an awesome roof rack will allow you to pack just about anything that you could possibly need! All of the smaller essentials kept securely in the drawers in your boot, and the other bulkier items strapped up top on the rack.

4 – It makes shopping easier

Remember all of those times you’ve had to pop into the store on the way home from work to buy a few bits? You’re not filling the boot with a monthly stock-up, you’re just grabbing something for dinner and a few bottles of wine. Now think of all of those times that you’ve had the bottles rattling around in the back every time you turn a corner or go over a little bump! Well, with a smart storage system, you can tuck the bags nearly into the drawers, allowing you peace of mind on the journey home! It’s the little things…

5 – Stay organised

If you love being organised and everything having its home, then you’ll love having some 4×4 drawer systems in place. Sure, this ties in rather closely with being able to pack smart. However, when you have such storage solutions, you’ll be able to remain organised when it comes to the packing and unpacking procedure!


There are so many benefits to kitting your 4×4 out with some drawers. So, if you’re an avid camper and you love the idea of being able to squeeze more gear into your vehicle, then this is the accessory for you!

Lifestyle, VEHICLE, WORLD,

Basic Tips for Car Audio System Care

A point of pride for many car owners is its cleanliness. I mean, of course, I can think of a number of friends and family members whose cars are an absolute mess, all of the time. However, for us more sophisticated folk, with a beautiful motor that we adore; keeping it in great condition is paramount. – Particularly when it comes to our custom audio systems! 

The fact is, if you’ve invested in a custom audio system, then you’re going to want it to last. It’s not exactly the cheapest of investments, and cars do not tend to hold their value. Which is precisely why it is so important to treat them with as much care as possible. So, that we can enjoy them for longer.  

1 – Get your levels right  

With a new amp and Soundsystem, the first thing that you want to do is to crank it up and play your favourite tunes full blast. You must resist the urge. There are optimum sound levels that you can reach, and you have to be careful not to exceed it otherwise you could end up doing some serious damage to your stereo system (and to yourself).  

You only have one set of eardrums. You can always buy another set of speakers. – Remember that.  

2 – Ensure that everything is installed properly  

The key to aftercare is a proper installation. If you rush or botch the job yourself in a failed DIY attempt, then you could end up damaging the system and thus reducing its shelf-life. However, if you go through the professionals; you can have the sound system installed flawlessly by an expert.  

You might think it’s a good idea to DIY and save yourself some money, but when investing so much, why skimp on installation? Get it done properly if you want to care for it well.  

3 – Regularly clean your speakers  

Your speakers and amplifier should be cleaned regularly. How often you do this is up to you, but once a month at the least would be recommended. That might sound like a lot of effort, but it shouldn’t really take very long at all.  

Depending on the type of kit that you have, you may just need a soft, dry cloth and a light brush/hoover. You may not even have to take anything apart, but, if you do; be sure to do so carefully.  

4 – Avoid driving over potholes and speedbumps too quickly  

Yes, that is common sense, surely? But you’d be surprised by the number of people who rush over speedbumps carelessly, showing off to their friends. This will invariably damage the connections from cable to speaker and can loosen certain components. Drive safely and you’ll


Economic benefits of double glazing

We are living in a world that is undergoing massive changes in all spheres of life, from the economy to the climate. Global warming has made its effects and consequences felt in every corner of the globe. Focus has therefore shifted to ways in which we can reduce its harmful effects, as well as ways in which we can prevent the further worsening of an already deteriorating situation. The ordinary man and woman on the street can also play a role in reducing this scourge of climate change. This is through implementing energy efficient methods and practices at home, at work and everywhere else. One of these methods is using double glazed windows. Double glazed windows are windows made of two sheets of glass that are separated by a thin film of air. In some cases, this gap is artificially filled with gas. The gap acts as an insulator, preventing extreme fluctuations of temperature within the home.

Once you have installed the double glazed windows in your home or office, you will begin to experience numerous economic benefits. Some of these benefits and advantages include:

Smaller energy bills.

One of the major ways that you will come to appreciate these double glazed windows is the fact that your energy bills at the end of the month will be much cheaper and lighter to bear than before. This is due to the fact that less energy will be required to maintain the temperature of rooms fitted with double glazed windows. This will free up more money for you to use at the end of each month. This money can be used to further improve your economic situation, or it can be used to enjoy the finer things in life. The fact is you will have more disposable income to play with.

You will reduce your carbon footprint.

The fact that you will be using less energy also means that you will have successfully managed to reduce your carbon footprint, thus lessening your impact and input in promoting global warming and climate change. This is certainly going to make you happy as you will be reducing your culpability in destroying the earth that we know as home. The more people adopt double glazed windows, the better the whole world will be in the long run.

Peace and quiet at home or in the office

You will also be able to enjoy peace and quiet on a completely different level. This is due to the fact that the double glazed windows will not only insulate against heat fluctuations, but also prevent external noises from interfering with your daily activities. This is particularly advantageous to people working in offices that need a lot of peace and quiet to make clear decisions that will impact a lot of people. This also applies to old people and the sick lying in hospital that do not need to be disturbed by loud, startling noises from the environment.

There are still other benefits of energy efficient windows to be found.

Lifestyle, WORLD,

Why Buy Used Cars?

Buying a car is an exciting process, you get to view loads of new and exciting models and if you’re lucky you might even get to take one or two out for a test drive and most important of all – you can get rid of that old banger of yours. But is buying a brand new car always the best option? Are there any notable benefits to purchasing a used car? The truth is that there absolutely is! There are a number of pros and we are going to share some of them with you. Of course if you have the money to burn then by all means go ahead and purchase your brand new car outright, though for those of you that are looking to make significant savings read on.

The five major benefits of buying a used car:

Better prices

file0001320939029First of all I think the most important point to highlight is that by purchasing a used car you will always save a considerable amount of money. Of course there is no finer feeling than stepping into a brand new car, one that no one else has ever owned before. That delightful new car smell, brand new upholstery and not one mile on the clock is something to be desired but at what cost? Depending on the vehicle in question, a pre-owned model could save you thousands in some cases!

You can avoid new car fees

Buying a brand new car from a dealership will likely have a number of additional fees added on top: processing and advertising fees, taxes, DMV fees or equivalent – all of which can add a significant amount of money on top of what you are already spending. On the other hand if you are buying a used car from a private source you will be able to avoid paying out for some of these random fees.

Information at your fingertips

Shopping for a used car in this day and age is an entirely different experience than it was before the internet age. All you need to do now is type in a search phrase like “buy used cars” and you’ll discover a wealth of information at your finger-tips – Information that will allow you to discover the history of a particular vehicle, the value of a specific make or model available in a number of different conditions.

Variety is the spice of life


When you’re buying a new car you are limited to what you can choose from, whereas going for a used car you will more or less have an endless supply of models to choose from! OK so they aren’t going to be in crisp, mint condition but typically if you search hard enough you can find anything you want in relatively good condition.

Depreciation is inevitable

Like it or not that brand new car of yours is going to lose up to 40% of its value in the first year – not only that but the novelty will wear off just as fast. A car is a car at the end of the day and unless you never bother using it the car is going to get old and depreciate over time.



Rodent Troubles – Methods of Prevention over Extermination



It can be quite unsettling to find rodents such as mice and rats roaming around the house. This is enough to make many members of the household uneasy and some may even lose their appetites. This is understandable, due to the fact that imagining rats roaming all over your food in the kitchen or pantry is more than enough to make you lose the taste for that food. It is also important to mention that rats and other rodents may be the harbingers of other diseases such as the bubonic plague and gastrointestinal illnesses. As such, getting rid of any and all rodents in your home should be a top priority. In many cases, prevention of rodent infestation is more preferable to extermination. The following are some of the tips and suggestions that will help in making this happen:

Prevent access to the premises

One method of preventing your house from being infested with rodents is to make sure that there are no avenues for entry. Some rodents such as mice and rats will generally hide in homes and residences when the conditions outside become untenable. For instance, it is more likely that your house will be overrun by rodents during winter than during summer.

A very effective method of preventing this from happening involves installing door sweeps and repairing damaged door screens. This will ensure that none of the pesky rodents will get a means of gaining access to the house. It is also important to plug all holes and cracks in the walls that may be big enough to give such rodents entry.

General hygiene is also important

It is also crucial for you to ensure that there are high standards of cleanliness in the home. This means that all garbage must be disposed of quickly and effectively, so as to deny the rodents any food. If the rats and mice in your house find that they have a stable source of food, then they will be loath to leave, which is the opposite of what you desire. It is also important to make sure that all food has been stored in airtight containers that cannot be opened by crafty rodents.

Biological forms of control will also prevent rodents from infesting your home

There are biological methods of rodent control that are very effective and affordable at the same time. Having pets such as cats that will quickly prey on all the rodents in your home is a very clever and cost effective means of getting rid of mice and rats. Hungry cats will also ward off the rest of the rodent population around your property, reducing any expenses that you would have incurred either through exterminating the rodents or in repairing the damage caused by these creatures.

Seek professional help

You can also seek advice from Expert Pest Control Sydney who are professionals so that they can help you put up rodent prevention strategies and extermination where needed. You can contact them on the contact page of their website.