Because many of us have so much time in our hands these days, many are now wondering how to remove a small tree. Perhaps making some changes in the landscape of our homes seems like a great idea right now to drive away boredom, while others are planning to remove small trees to clean up their yard. No matter your reason is, it would be great to learn about the proper methods for tree removal for the sake of your safety and so you won’t end up damaging your property.
First of all, you must identify whether the tree you are planning to remove is really small or not. Many times, we have seen homeowners underestimating the size of the tree and overestimating their skills and ability to remove or cut a tree on their own.
A small tree that you can safely remove on your own is one with branches within your reach. Its trunk size should be fairly small as well. For instance, a banana, lemon or small palm tree would be so much easier and simpler to remove compared to a fully grown oak tree. An oak tree would definitely require expert assistance.
You can now prepare the equipment that you need. The equipment varies depending on the type and size of the tree that you need to remove. You may need some gloves, an axe or chainsaw, a shovel, and some ropes if the tree is slightly tall, especially if it’s located close to the structure of your home or your driveway.
If a tree isn’t too tall and you believe it’s light enough, you can start shoveling around its roots until it falls. When you do this and there’s minimal damage to the roots, you can actually re-plant it in another location in your property.
For larger trees, you would have to cut the trunk about a foot from the ground. This makes stump removal easier for you. Note that some larger trees need to have their branches trimmed first so you can safely cut it down.
Small Tree Removal in Port Orange, FL
To be on the safe side, even if you know how to remove a small tree, it would still be most ideal to hire a tree care and maintenance expert. If you are in Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, DeLand, and surrounding areas, Aardvark Tree Service is the tree contractor to call. You may reach us at 386-233-5069 for a free estimate.