What Are the Basics of Tree Removal?

What does a tree removal procedure entail? Many homeowners today don't know much about what's needed for safe tree removal and the actual process. During tree removal, some infinite variables come into play, the same way there are various reasons for removing the tree in the first place. This post will be sharing basic information about tree removal.

Reasons for removing a tree

You can get rid of a tree if it is fully dead, dying/declining or structurally unstable. Moreover, removal of trees can be done if a tree is aesthetically challenged (unattractive) or the yard is overcrowded. Each of these reasons creates problems for the neighbours or homeowner, meaning the problematic trees have to be cut down.

Methods of tree removal

There are multiple methods experts use in tree removal, including:

Cutting the tree in sections

If a tree is close to an obstacle like a structure or power lines, the best tree removal method is to have a cutter climb the tree then start cutting the sections, piece by piece. Before cutting is done, the experts have to examine the tree and formulate a plan. The central point where the rigging is set has to be identified so the cutter can climb the tree and eliminate the limbs, a piece at a time.

Cutting the entire tree at once

This is the most simple tree removal technique. It entails estimating the truck's height and figuring out if there's adequate space for dropping the tree safely. Experts have to examine the tree thoroughly to understand its symmetry, angle and defects on the truck; all these affect the entire operation. After the tree is examined, a rope is tied on the top part of the tree; this rope guides a tree towards the desired falling direction. The final cut is made, and the tree goes exactly where it's needed.

Using a crane

Cranes are normally used to get rid of problematic trees. This is the safest and most efficient way of handling such trees. The crane is put in place and levelled, then a boom is placed over the tree. With the help of a skilled climber and some cables, the operator lifts the climber so he or she can place cables on several parts of the tree. He or she should start at the top. The climber is then lowered to the pre-set cut location. So, once a cut is made, the operator will be lifting the cut sections and placing the parts on the landing zone. The procedure continues until the entire tree is removed.