How to Remove a Tree

how to remove a tree port orangeHow to remove a tree from your property properly and safely? This is one of the most important things you should consider before even attempting to DIY a tree removal job. As early as now, we can tell you for sure that you should definitely call a professional tree contractor like Aardvark Tree Service. We have a team of experts who can help you get this done safely. 

If you own a home or any type of commercial property you may at some point have to undertake tree removal on that property. If you decide to do this, you will also have to know how to remove a tree safely. Otherwise, this can lead to disastrous consequences for people and properly. That’s why so many people simply choose not to do this demanding tree task. Let’s take an overall look at tree removal.

Why do People Remove Trees?

There are several reasons why people decide to remove trees and these should be discussed before you learn how to remove a tree. The most common reason people remove trees is that they are dead or dying and falling poses a threat to people and property. Sometimes it’s because they have gotten so big that they are encroaching upon structures such as a house or their root growth is so extensive that it threatens to damage foundations, driveways, and more. There are also instances where the trees in a yard have become so big and numerous that it’s necessary to remove some to benefit the overall health of the ones that remain. 

The Tree Removal Process

We can’t tell you exactly how to remove a tree; however, we can give you an overview of the process. The reason for this is that every tree felling job involves a unique set of circumstances. These include such things as how much space is available to safely drop a felled tree into and other conditions such as how close the tree that’s being removed is to a neighbor’s property line. For example; a tall tree that does not have room to safely come down in one piece must have the branches removed first and then come down in sections. 

Step 1: Site Survey & Planning 

Survey the area where the tree is currently standing and take note of any hazards around it. This includes such things as structures, power lines, fences, cars, etc. Also, take note if the tree has an obvious lean to it because it will want to head in that direction when cut. If it can’t fall safely in that direction than it will need to be tethered and rigged in such a way that it can be made to fall in another direction. Planning is critical for safe tree removal so this is the most important step in the process. 

Step 2: Cutting the Tree Down

When learning how to remove a tree hopefully you took the site survey and planning stage very seriously. If you did you are then ready to start cutting the tree down. The tree needs to be cut down at what professionals would call ‘stump height’. This is only a foot or two above the ground. Whoever cuts the tree must also make sure they have a clear escape root to either side of where they are cutting in case something goes wrong. The guide rigging will also have to be manned during the cutting and there should also be a lookout that warns people to stay out of the are during the process. 

Step 3: Cutting the Felled Tree Up

Once the tree is removed a thorough cleaning will have to be done. This involves cutting up the just downed tree and any large branches that were chopped off during the process too. The stump may also need to be removed to fully reclaim the area where the tree once stood.

Safe Tree Removal is Best Done by Experts

Even though you now know how to remove a tree, it’s still strongly suggested that you let professionals handle this somewhat dangerous tree task for you. They have the expertise and equipment that is required to do the job safely. It’s just not worth anyone risking severe injury, death, or significant property loss to save a little money by undertaking this essential tree task themselves. At the very least, seek out a consultation from a tree professional and see what they have to say before undertaking this difficult tree task. 

For Port Orange tree removal, Aardvark Tree Service is the company to call. We also provide tree trimming, tree pruning, and many more services in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, and nearby communities. Call us at 386-310-8022 for a free estimate.