Pine Tree Removal Tips
If you have never taken down a pine tree before but have to do that task now, you can probably use some pine tree removal tips. The reason for that is pine trees tend to be some of the most difficult trees not only to fell but also to completely remove. Some of that has to do with their often-taller size and thick and heavily clustered root structure.
That means that you simply do not want to grab a chainsaw and shovel from your garage and have at this job. You need a detailed plan for taking a pine tree down and the following tips will help you accomplish that.
Safely Cut the Tree
The emphasis here is on the word safety. As a general rule, the bigger a pine tree is the harder it will be able to safely bring down. Large pine trees may also have to have the longer branches cut off before the tree itself is felled. You also have to cut the tree so that it does not fall anywhere near power lines, fences, homes, or other structures. It’s also necessary to get any bystanders well back for their protection and have cars moved a safe distance away from the tree fall area too. Having proper guide ropes and other safety equipment is a must too.
Clean up the Debris
Here is one of the more important pine tree removal tips. Before you can do anything else after the pine tree has been successfully taken down, you must clean up the site. This includes cutting up the downed pine tree into haulable size pieces, shredding its branches with a chipper, and then raking up any remaining small debris. If you have a fireplace, this is also a good time to cut up the felled pine tree even further to use as firewood.
Prep for Stump Removal
You cannot totally reclaim the ground where your pine tree once stood if you do not remove the stump. There are several different ways that you can go about this. The most popular way is by renting a machine that will grind away the stump bit by bit. You can also burn the stump out which takes some time and effort or use chemicals to accelerate stump decay. Digging the stump out with a piece of machinery will also work well if you dig down in the ground a few feet and cut the tree’s root ball out before you attempt to pull out the stump.
Fill in the Ground as Necessary
Many people overlook this step, so that’s why we made sure we included it on our list of pine tree removal tips. Pine tree stumps are so difficult to remove it often leaves a big hole or very uneven ground where they once were. This means that putting enough topsoil or other material to fill the hole and even the ground is a must. It even helps to fertilize the soil in the area where you just filled in to expedite the growth of new grass or whatever else that you want to plant in the area.
Calling a Tree Professional to Remove Pine Trees is Always a Good Idea
Few jobs are as dangerous as felling a pine tree or any other type of tree for that matter. You simply do not want to take this project on if you do not fully understand how to do it. Each year across the USA numerous injuries, deaths, and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of property are lost by incorrect tree removal. That’s why it’s always recommended that you call a professional tree service to do this job. Not only do they have the know-how to get this tricky tree task done safely but they also have the right equipment on hand to make sure the job proceeds along smoothly. This service is also probably more affordable than you might expect.
Hopefully, these pine tree removal tips helped you out. But anytime you need DeLand tree removal service, as well as other tree services like tree pruning, tree trimming, and more, it’s best to call the professionals at Aardvark Tree Service. We also offer Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, and Daytona Beach tree services. You may call us at 386-310-8022 for a free estimate.