There are lots of reasons why one would want to cut down a tree. Replanting or selling it, and if the tree is in an area whereby you feel it’s a hazard to living things and properties surrounding it, are some of the aims to remove it.
On the other hand, you trim trees to remove dead limbs that are about to fall, before removing a tree or to keep your tree healthy and good looking. Either way, you must be careful while doing the task or else hire a professional tree service to do the work for you. Here are some tips to observe when removing a tree;
First and foremost, any time you want to fell a tree, check with the government policies to ensure you comply with the law. For preservation reasons, the law defends the cut down of trees. However, you have responsibility for most of the trees within the boundary of your properties unless a plant preservation order covers them.
Before you go on and start cutting down any tree, it is always good to research about what kind of a tree you’re about to remove. But don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that you go back to class. You only need to take some pictures on the plant and research on google images to identify its species.
Depending on the type of the tree you have, you can now decide whether you want to remove it or to replant it in a different area.
After you have made up your mind on what you want, decide if you wish to remove the tree by yourself or opt to First Call Tree Services. However, you can do it yourself provided you know the risk involved. Ensure you have the following equipment as well as safety gear before you progress in tree removal and tree trimming service;
Whether you want to replant your tree or eradicate it, it is advisable you first trim it. Trimming reduces the weight of a tree, making it more comfortable to bring it down.
Always be careful when climbing up the tree to cut it. Use a ladder and harness to climb up the tree safely. Remove the limbs starting with the sick ones and the ones on the lower side. For thin branches, you can use a hand saw while the chain saw is suitable for cutting think branches.
After pruning, determine which side the tree should fall on. Ensure the area is free from properties, living things, and even power lines. By observing the tree, you can be able to tell which side it will fall on, if the area has blockages, tie a rope to pull the tree towards your desired direction. Also, using a chainsaw cut the side that you want your tree to fall on. If there is a busy street or road, hang some warning notices for everyone’s safety.
If you can’t climb up the tree, consider hiring tree removal and tree trimming services to do the work for you. Some trees such as palm tree are very tall and heavy. Therefore, their cutting process is a bit more complicated. In such occasions, it’s advisable you hire tree trimming and services experts.
Ensure you choose a good tree-service by checking their company review online. The facilities charge you depending on various conditions of the tree. So, if the tree is very tall or is on a structured area, the charges may be higher than that of a short plant on open surroundings.
For trees that you want to replant elsewhere, you uproot it, that’s digging down its root not to kill it. So, in such cases, there will be no stump left, but you’ll only have a hole which you can fill in using soil.
However, if you aimed to do away with the shrub entirely, you usually cut it above the root, and therefore a stump will be left. You can remove this stump by either, burning, digging it out using a shovel, grinding, or by using a chemical stump remover.
Now that you have the above tips make up your mind on how you want to go about removing or trimming the tree. Weigh your options, if you can do it yourself, ask yourself whether it’s worth all the hassle of buying all the safety gear as mentioned previous, and the equipment not say the risk involved. If it’s worth it go ahead, and if isn’t make a call to professionals and your tree will be down within no time.
I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.
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