Monday, August 7, 2017

Steps to Follow in The Tree Removal Process

The process of tree removal, though it might seem easy, is actually more complicated than most people think. There are a number of steps involved, and a number of safety issues that must be addressed. If the proper preparation is not done ahead of time, it could result in someone being injured, or damage to valuable property. The best way to ensure that all the right steps are followed is to bring in an expert with the skills and experience necessary to remove the tree safely and effectively.

Tree removal, though it might sound quite simple, is not just an issue of having a tree and literally removing it. There are certain specified methods or steps that you are required to follow, and safety concerns which need be addressed when removing a tree that if not adhered to could result to someone getting hurt, or another person's property being destroyed. The best thing to do in case you are planning to carry out a tree removal exercise would be to hire someone with all the necessary skills and experience even in situations that appear simple.

Steps followed when removing a tree:

Plan Formation

This is the first step, and involves making sure you have all the necessary details pertaining to the tree that is to be removed such as the tree height and distance from nearby structures or objects. This information will enable determine the safest direction to bring down the tree.

In the event of a limited space, you might consider taking the tree down in chunks. Such that a 120 feet tall tree that needs to be brought down, but the largest available room is 50 feet wide would require you to take it down in three cuts of 40 feet. But before you do this, it will essential that you take of its branches, beginning from the bottom and heading upwards.

Upon beginning the tree removal process, you might encounter several factors that would either work against or sometimes to your advantage. One of the factors include the natural lean of the tree that will determine the easiest direction to bring it down; not unless there are structures, buildings or other immovable objects on the way, which you would not want damaged.

The plan needs to incorporate all safety measures, which include checking for telephone lines, structures, electric lines and plumbing that might get damaged in the process. These are key factors is ensuring that in the event the tree incidentally falls, it does not kill or hurt you. The measures also help you determine easy ways to safely bring down to the ground large branches, and making sure that your saws are maintained properly before you begin the job among many others.


Basic techniques used for cutting include using a rope and harness to help you climb the tree, and a chain saw to lop off branches as you go. Smaller branches are usually left to free-fall, but larger and more dangerous ones will require extra caution. A spar pole rigging will allow you rig the branches, cut them and get you partners to carefully lower them to the ground.

Whole-tree rigging technique is the most advanced form of tree cutting. In this technique, nobody goes up the tree. Rather, the tree taken down in huge sections with each rigged in order to be able lower them to the ground carefully. In addition, as it is suspends some feet from the ground, its branches are lopped. It is the most time-consuming and expensive tree removal method, but takes care of the safety of the people around and their property.

Removing the Stump

After bringing down the branches and trunk, the final part in the tree removal process will be the stump. Several methods can be used to get rid of it, and they include:

-Burning it out.
-Killing it by injecting it with chemical.
-Using a stump grinder.
-Digging it out.
-Naturally getting rid of it by removing its back then leaving it to biodegrade naturally.

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