tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

4 Tips For Cutting Down A Tree On Your Property

Wesley Perry

Do you have a tree on your property that you are looking to remove but you are not sure how it is done? It is always a good idea to have large trees removed by a professional, but small trees you can likely remove on your own. Here are some tips for removing small trees on your property.

Make Sure You Have An Escape Path

It's important that you make a path for you to run away from the tree as it starts to fall, since parts of the trunk can snap off and go in unpredictable directions. Clear a path before you get started, making sure that there is nothing around you that you could potentially trip on. Your path should be in the opposite direction of where you plan on having the tree fall.

Put Tension On The Tree

If you want to ensure that the tree falls in a specific direction, you can always put tension on the tree using a rope. If you tie a rope around a part high up along the trunk, pressure will be put on the tree so that it falls in the direction that it is being pulled. You still need to make cuts in the correct way, but it can give you some assistance.

Make The Initial Cut

You'll want to get a clear view of where you are making cuts in the tree, so it helps to pull off some of the bark to expose it. Then make your initial cut along the bottom of the trunk that is in the direction that you want the tree to fall. The first cut should go about ⅓ through the trunk of the tree. That initial cut should look like a wedge, with a horizontal cut into the trunk, and another cut at a 45 degree angle to remove a wedge of wood.

Make The Back Cut

The next cut you want to make is the back cut, which is along the opposite side of the trunk. It will be a horizontal cut that is slightly above your initial horizontal cut and will go about halfway through the tree. You do not want to go all the way through the tree, since the tree could fall while you are using your chainsaw. Hopefully, the weight of the tree will bring it down in the direction of your initial cut, or you can push on the tree's trunk to get it to fall.

Contact a company that offers tree removal services to learn more.


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tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Do you love the trees on your property? Are some of the trees looking as if they are not as healthy as they once were? Do the smaller trees get enough sun to grow tall? Sometimes, trees can develop diseases or become infested with insects that can cause them to die. If you catch these diseases and infestations early, you can oftentimes save the tree, or the surrounding trees. To learn what to look for on your trees, visit my website. There, you will find a long list of diseases and the symptoms to watch for to protect your trees from destruction.