If you don’t handle the job properly, tree removal can change from from routine to dangerous in seconds. If you doubt your ability to remove a tree safely and effectively, you’re probably better off calling in a professional arborist, but we’d like to provide some tree removal tips to ensure safety for the DlYers as well as make sure you know how to properly treat your landscaping when undergoing this project.
Please note that you should never attempt tree removal without proper expertise and equipment and the best option is hire experience tree surgeons in Sheffield.
One of the most important of all tree removal tips is to start with the correct equipment. You’ll need a sharpened, well-maintained chainsaw with at least a 20-inch bar to ensure it can handle most trees. You’ll also want leg protectors to prevent injury if the chainsaw hits a knot and you’ll want safety glasses to protect your eyes from wood chips that the chainsaw sends flying. Additionally, make sure you have rope with at least a 1,000-pound test that’s about three times longer than your tree’s height. This will let you make a safe backup should the tree refuse to fall.
Another of the most crucial tree removal tips is that you should never stand directly behind a cut tree as it begins to fall. Even though the tree seems to be falling away from you and you might feel safe, you’ll still be in danger. As the tree falls, the remaining tree stump can break and make the tree kick back several feet toward you. At its best, this mistake causes injuries — at its worst it’s fatal.
With these important tree removal tips to keep you safe, here’s a basic rundown of how to execute your tree removal. You’ll want to determine the tree’s height, determine which direction you would like it to fall in and then remove anything that could get damaged from your fall-zone. Next, you’ll want to securely attach your rope to the upper half of the tree and loosely tie the other end of it off well outside the fall zone. Now that you’re ready to remove the tree, you’ll want to cut a shallow v-shaped notch into the side of the tree that’s facing the direction of your fall-zone.
Then you’ll go to the other end of the tree and begin cutting slowly into the trunk toward your notch. The moment you hear or see the tree begin to fall, disengage the chainsaw and quickly move away from the tree at a 45-degree angle. If the tree doesn’t fall, use the rope to pull the tree over.