3 Tree Removal Tips
When you have an overgrown tree that is posing danger to your property and family you have to remove it. Many people think that tree removal is as simple as chopping down the tree and pulling out the stump, but this isn’t the case. To help you out here are tips that you should consider to safety and professionally remove the tree:
Use the chainsaw correctly
It’s estimated that every year over 28,000 people are injured from improper chainsaw use. Many of these people think that to use a chain you only need to put it on and start cutting the tree.
One of the major things that causes the injuries is kickback. When you start cutting the tree, the chainsaw tends to move towards you and you should be prepared for this to avoid getting injured.
To avoid cutting yourself or others around you, you should avoid holding a spinning saw freely in the air. The best way of going about it is braking the chain between cuts.
Be cautious of the direction that the tree falls
Tree cutting is an art and you need to be careful to avoid damaging your property, cars or injuring people around you. Most of the tree cutting accidents result when trees fall in the wrong direction.
As you probably know, trees fall from the cut direction on a “hinge” that you create. For the tree to fall in the intended direction you should provide an adequate felling hinge. This calls for you to cut the tree with a directional notch that is deeper than 15-20% of the tree’s diameter.
Use the right machinery to remove stumps
After felling the tree you will have stumps. Many homeowners tend to try removing the stump by wrapping a chain or cable around the stump and pulling it with a pickup truck. You can’t easily remove a stump of a large tree using this method and you always end up damaging your car.
To avoid this you should hire a stump removal contractor to remove the stump for you. The professionals have the right machinery to do the work. Others use chemicals that make it easy to remove the trump after a few days or weeks.
Tree removal is trickier than you may think. If a tree is too large or you don’t have the right machinery and skills it’s wise that you hire a tree removal company to remove the tree for you.