In the case of a vast, hazardous tree near your home, it is recommended that you hire an expert tree removal service to remove it for you. If a tree is too small to threaten a building, the homeowner may try to remove it themselves. Although cutting down a tree, as described below, may not seem particularly dangerous, it is essential to have the necessary tools and expertise to avoid injury. It’s critical to know the procedure for tree removal regardless of who performs the work.
How Do You Go About Cutting Down a Tree?
The following procedures should be followed before, throughout, and after tree removal once it has been decided that the tree in question must be removed because it is either dead, decaying, diseased or creates a risk to people or property. The homeowner can do some things without the help of a professional before the tree removal crew arrives.
Clear the area
Leave enough space around the tree so that it can fall to the ground and lay flat. Please find out how high you think the tree is, and then clear the area around it.
Examine the tree
Please take note of the tree’s natural lean, as this may indicate the safest direction to cut it down. But if you see rotting spots, it could collapse without hitting its intended target.
Determine an exit strategy or several
You need a clear escape route in the opposite direction in case the tree topples over. Keep an eye out for any clear space near the tree, and be ready for anything.
Acquire the necessary tools
The tree’s size will determine whether or not you need to use specialized equipment and whether or not you will need to climb the tree. A climber will typically ascend the tree to string the necessary lines. You could use a handsaw to take down a small tree. A chainsaw needs more power to cut through the thicker trunks of more giant trees (one foot or more in diameter). As soon as possible, set up all necessary machinery, such as a wood chipper, to eliminate yard waste.
Prepare to start the undercut
You have done your homework and know the lay of the land. You have a sense of where you’d like the tree to fall if all goes well. To make the tree fall in the desired direction, make a V-shaped cut at a 45-degree angle near the ground on your chosen side. The ideal depth of this undercut is one-fourth of the tree’s diameter.
Get the back cut going
You should move to the other side of the tree and make a clean cut about two inches higher than your undercut. The tree’s trunk should feel less pressure now. Ensure that there are no people in the path. Say “Timber” if you want to warn people that a tree is about to crash down.
The tree’s branches can be easily removed once it’s on the ground, making it more manageable for trash collection. The log should be split into multiple pieces to be more easily removed from the site. The tree stump can be removed or used as a decorative element in the yard.
Dead, diseased, or otherwise hazardous trees require immediate attention. It’s not accessible to fall a tree without experience or knowledge. Removal of trees is a dangerous task that should be left to the professionals. The specific steps required to cut down a tree can change based on its species. The removal process is flexible, allowing professionals to take on even the most challenging removal jobs, despite the wide variety of tree sizes, shapes, and locations.