Getting Started With Tree Removal
Trees are a natural part of the landscape and a great source of shade, beauty, and oxygen. However, some trees are too big to be useful, are dying or diseased, or pose a risk of falling on people or structures nearby. In these cases, it may be time to consider removing them from your property.
Removing a Tree in Close Quarters
A tree removal in tight spaces is a complex and challenging task that requires specific equipment and experience. The job often includes cutting the tree’s trunk into sections and removing it one piece at a time.
The size and location of the tree will determine how the process will take place. For example, a tree that stands alone far from any buildings will be easier to remove than one near a home or a power line.
Getting Started with the Tree Shredder
First, use a chainsaw to cut down all of the dead or broken branches. This will help prevent them from falling and causing damage to the home or other structures nearby. If you don’t have a chainsaw, pruning shears or a hand saw will also work. Once you’ve chopped all the branches, you can then use a stump grinder or a shovel to clear out the stumps and roots from the area.
Next, use a chainsaw to make a right-angle notch in the trunk of the tree. This notch should be about 1/3 or 1/4 of the diameter of the tree. Once the notch is made, climb the ladder to the notch and select a point that’s 10 feet above the ground.
If the notch is too large, you may need to split it into smaller pieces to ensure that the tree can fall safely. If you’re not sure, consult a qualified arborist or the Tree Commission to get an estimate of the cost and time required for this type of tree removal.
Removing a Tree from a Neighbor’s Property
If you’re considering removing a tree on your property, it’s important to discuss the project with the owners of any other trees that are in close proximity. This will help to establish expectations, so both parties know what to expect and can negotiate accordingly.
Be sure to include the amount of time each step will take and any equipment that will be needed. This will help to ensure that both parties are satisfied with the end result and don’t end up paying more than they need to.
Once you’ve negotiated with your neighbors about the cost of the project, it’s time to start removing the trees. Once the tree is down, you can clean up the area, so that it’s ready for planting.
Choosing to Relocate the Tree
Relocating a tree is a great way to preserve the beauty of your property and reduce the chances that it will be destroyed by storms or other forces of nature. This is especially helpful for older trees that have become too crowded or are in poor health and need to be moved out of the way.