How to Choose the Right Tree Removal Techniques

By: albertaarb - October 9, 2017

How to Choose the Right Tree Removal Techniques

There are several reasons why someone would want to remove a tree from their yard. Use this quick guide to discover common tree removal methods.

Why Do You Need to Remove Trees?

In most cases, trees aren’t removed because they aren’t beautiful, they are dangerous. Trees become dangerous when they become large or start to deteriorate. Whether the trunk is starting to lean or the roots are rotting, you need to select the best tree removal method for the job.

Professional Tree Removal Methods

Most professionals don’t cut down trees piece by piece; it takes far too long. To speed cutting time for large trees, they tend to use a pulley system to knock the tree down. Others may use a chainsaw to quickly level trees, then chop them into pieces for easy removal.

The Simple Way to Remove Trees

Most people who are doing the work themselves aren’t going to have access to a crane or pulley. They will likely need to get a large ladder and a handsaw, chopping parts of the tree off a little at a time. If the tree is oversized, you will need to use wooden steps to climb the tree. The steps are essentially:

  1. Start at the top of the tree, chopping of a large chunk.
  2. Continue removing a small portion at a time.

Tools for Easy Tree Removal

Depending on the height of the tree, you will need a sturdy ladder. If you are doing the work yourself, you will likely be using one of the following:

  •  A small hand-axe
  • Motorised chainsaw
  • Large knife

Keep in mind that if you don’t have an open clearing, you won’t be able to simply saw the base. You will need to work your way from the top using smaller tools. If you choose to use motorized equipment to save time, make sure you have proper eye equipment and solid footing on the ladder.

How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?

Homeowners usually have handsaws and ladders already. Because tree removal techniques require a lot of muscle strength and precision, most people choose to work with an experienced service provider.

Next Steps

Talk to a professional tree cutting and removal company about the best tree removal techniques for your yard.

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