A diseased, storm damaged or dead tree calls for removal as they pose a serious risk of damage to the surrounding area. But, removing a tree can also be a hazard as its weight manifolds as it falls on the ground. There may be other factors such as property near the tree, power lines and cluster of trees that may make tree removal a difficult process. You can easily deal with such obstacles with a proper planning ahead the cutting of a tree. Here are a few things that you need to consider while removing the tree.
1. Ensure Safety: The safety of the surrounding area should be considered while planning to remove a tree. For instance, a hazard tree sitting near power lines needs to be removed safely. A tree with its branches touching the high voltage lines may catch fire and cause electricity disturbance in the area. Besides, the effect of cutting and removing a tree can be immense on the landscape.
2. Restoring the Loss: Trees and plants are living organisms. Their removal can significantly affect the overall health of the landscape. Loss of a tree should be replaced by a new plant, if possible. This will help restore any loss to the landscape.
3. Using the Right Equipment: To remove a tree, you should have a chainsaw with 3.5 horsepower and a 20-inch long bar. Besides, you should have protection for your eyes, legs and a rope. The length of a rope should be three times more than that of the tree you want to cut down.
4. Escape Route: Anything can happen during the time of felling. Have two escape routes ready for yourself. The escape routes should be created on a 45 degree angle from the sides of the tree.
5. Trim the Branches: If there are power lines, cluster of trees or main road near the tree, trim the branches before cutting down the tree. The branches of untrimmed tree may get tangle up with power lines and branches of nearby trees causing serious damages.
Considering the aforementioned points you can safely remove a tree. Duval and Son Services offer tree service in Deltona, FL and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 386-717-4959 for free consultation.
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