The Stages Required When Safely Cutting Down A Tree

Tree removal contractors who use chainsaws will often use a process of removing a tree that involves several steps. This will involve assessing the area and using the right cutting methods so the tree can be cut down safely. 

Assess the Area

A tree always needs to be assessed for potential hazards before being cut down. For example, you will need to make sure that there are no overhead wires that might be hit by the tree as it is being cut down. Any nearby structures must also be taken into account. Debris must be removed from the drop zone because debris can interfere with the felling of the tree.

Remove Branches

The lower branches should be removed so that it is easier to remove the tree as a whole. This is a process that is known as de-limbing. Any weeds near the trunk should also be removed.

Hold the Chainsaw Carefully

How you hold the chainsaw can determine how dangerous it can be to cut down the tree. For example, you will not want to lift the chainsaw above your shoulders. You will also not want to turn off the guard until you are ready to use the chainsaw so that you don't accidentally injure yourself.

Be Careful with Large Trees

How difficult the tree is to remove depends on how large the tree is and the type of tree. The larger the tree, the more difficult it will be to control where it falls. You'll have a certain direction where you'll want the tree to fall, and you will also want more than one escape route so you can get out of the way when the tree falls. 

Know When to Hire an Arborist

Removing a tree is very dangerous and can lead to you becoming injured. Therefore, it makes sense to hire a tree removal service. By doing this, you will be able to instead rely on the expertise and experience of a professional tree removal service.

Removing a tree can be difficult because you must measure the inclination and consider the type of equipment you are using before you determine how you will remove the tree. If the tree has any dead branches or if it is leaning in a specific direction, you'll want to hire a professional. The project can be very large and you will not want to attempt it without a professional arborist.