Removing a tree can be a dangerous and complicated task if you do not know how to do it correctly. It is something that should never be attempted by someone who is not experienced in tree removal to avoid serious accidents. If you botch the tree removal it could result in a re-growth of the tree from a stump that was not handled properly. It could also lead to damage to cars, power lines, homes, and people. If you have a tree that needs to be removed there are some communities that give assistance to help pay for the tree to be removed. Some even will take the tree down for free.
There are many different reasons why a person would need to remove a tree from the area, which include:
• Being in the way of a planned event like installing a garden, creating a sports field, or building a home or other building
• Overshadowing structures like a home
• Starting to die and pose a safety risk if the tree should die and fall over.
• Utility companies removing trees to protect the integrity of their electrical and phone lines
• Becoming a nuisance if their roots start to create crack in pools or churn up payments.
Tree removal starts with a tree assessment and the location of the tree. To ensure that the tree is taken out safely the tree trimmer needs to plan ahead. They need to ensure that it is done with minimum damage to the objects around it. If the tree is close to power lines or a home the path of the fall of the tree must be calculated precisely. Once everything has been mapped out the tree trimmer will climb into the tree and trim away all of the major branches. By doing this it will allow for greater control over which way the tree falls. It also reduces the risks of damage caused by breaking branches and flailing limbs.
Once the branches have been decreased it can be precisely taken down, sawed up, and then removed. In some cases it may be necessary to “top” the tree, which means taking the top off before the tree is cut down to decrease the risk of damage to property. The stump that is left after the tree is removed can be left or removed by digging it out using explosives or with mechanical equipment. The tree limbs can be chipped for composting and mulching or just taken away. The tree can be cut for timber or firewood. After chopping up the tree the tree company may take everything away for an additional fee. You can also give it away to those who want it for wood chips, lumber, or firewood.