Tree Removal Basics, Tips, & Tricks

» Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Tree Removal | 0 comments

When trees are removed by cutting near the trunk’s base, it is called tree felling. This is quite a challenging task, which is why if you want to get it done, you don’t call a man with an ax but you summon the professional. If you don’t call a trained individual, then high are the chances that the job will be sloppy, which means property damage, personal injury, or both, may happen.

Removing a tree requires meticulous planning and flawless execution. There are techniques in tree felling that only the professionals know about. This is the reason it’s important that you hire the right people for the job.

What You Should Know About Tree Removal

In most states, you cannot cut a tree without a permit. The local laws would like to make sure that the chainsaw operator has adequate knowledge of the job and trees themselves. They also should be physically able and well-trained about tree removal operations.

There are different techniques used during tree removal and it is important that the professional follow them meticulously. The cut has to be properly executed, and the direction to which the tree should fall has to be perfectly controlled. Mistakes in the execution could cause property damage, serious injuries, or even death to the bystanders or the feller himself.

Tree Removal Safety

Safe tree felling procedures are mandatory. All the necessary equipment should be in place to prevent unnecessary injuries to people and damages to properties. Tree removal is never a one-man job. If you call the professionals to handle the job, a whole team of tree experts will come at your home to handle the task, with each person given a designated role in the operation.

The observance of these safety measures becomes highly necessary in emergency removal cases, where the tree has been badly damaged by a storm or other natural calamity that it becomes hazardous to the people around it. For these instances, the chainsaw operator or sawyers should make sound decisions about the style of notch and depth of the cut to fell the tree safely.

How to Cut a Tree

There are three cutting techniques used by professional tree removal experts when felling trees. These are the horizontal cut, sloping cut, and back cut. The right cutting technique to use depends on how you want the tree felled and this is actually the first decision that they have to make when removing trees. The right choice leads to a safe and efficient tree removal procedure.

But even before the tree is cut, a pre-work inspection has to be carried out. The tree professionals should survey the area and the tree itself to plan the right course of action prior to working on the job. They should predict what direction the tree will lean using one of the three cutting techniques that they can possibly use. They should evaluate the tree’s current lean and any structural defect that it may already have. All these may affect the direction in which the tree-felling operation.

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