Cutting down trees may seem like a simple task as long as you have the necessary tools and equipment. However, when you start trying it on your own, you will realize how challenging it can get. In fact, tree removal is a very risky job that requires expertise and a whole lot of experience.
Before anything else, it is important for you to understand that the decision on whether you should cut down a tree is in your hands. Even if the tree stands on your property, you may have to secure permits to get the job done. In fact, in many cases you are required to hire a licensed tree contractor to do the work for you. Of course, it would still be good to know some of the tree removal tips below for you to stay informed.
1. Use the right equipment and safety gear must be worn at all times.
A chainsaw, some ropes, and other tools and equipment are necessary for proper tree removal. The person cutting down a tree must also wear safety gear such as leg protection, safety glasses, and gloves. Safety must always be the top priority.
2. Clear the tree’s surroundings before doing anything.
It may be quite surprising because it’s supposed to be a given, but one of the most common mistakes when cutting down trees is lack of proper preparation. This preparation involves clearing the tree’s surroundings. Make sure there are no humans other than those who will cut the tree, as well as animals, surrounding the tree area. Remove all outdoor furniture, flower pots, cars, or anything else that can be damaged when branches and other parts of the tree fall down.
3. Never stand close to a falling tree.
It would be most ideal if you don’t stand behind a tree that’s being cut down. When the stump snaps, the tree might fall down on you directly. This can cause serious injuries.
4. Cut the branches first before the entire tree.
During a tree removal procedure, the branches must be cut first. The trunk is ideally cut part by part especially if there are people and structures surrounding the tree area. This will avoid accidents from occurring when the entire falls down. You will certainly have no control over it. When cutting it by parts, you can tie the part you’re cutting down with a rope so it won’t fall immediately after cutting.
While the tree removal tips above may assist you through the process, it is never recommended to make this your own DIY project. Call for assistance instead! Duval and Son Services is a top tree contractor offering tree removal services and other maintenance projects in Deltona, Sanford, Deland, Lake Mary, Orange City, Debary, and surrounding areas. We are happy to help you out with all your tree service needs. You may reach us at 386-717-4959 for a free estimate.
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