There are a few factors to keep in mind when removing a tree. It is a difficult task but there are certain things that can be done to make the tree removal process run efficiently and safely. Here are 5 tips for successful tree removal:

 

Planning

The first thing you need to do, before the tree removal takes place, is plan. Planning  tree removal is important as you will give yourself the time to think about safety concerns, organise equipment and prepare so that you are ready and able to complete the task quickly and efficiently on the day.

 

Direction

When attempting a tree removal, you need to know where the tree will fall. Once you have determined the direction that the tree will fall, you need to ensure that the area is clear of any obstructions. Anything in its path will be damaged if it is not relocated to a safe area.

 

Pruning

Firstly, put up warning signs in the area of removal so that individuals steer clear of danger. Next, start the pruning process. The tree removal cannot be completed without pruning. Pruning is the act of removing branches around the tree so that they do not get in the way when cutting the tree.

 

Cutting

Once you have decided on a safe place to stand while the tree is falling, you may continue with the tree removal process by cutting the tree. Remember that there are many ways to cut a tree and you will need to decide on a technique beforehand. Bear in mind the size of the tree and the slope.

 

Diseases

Sometimes the tree may have diseases. If you notice that the tree trunk is swollen or discoloured it could mean that the tree is rotting, making it weak. Extra precaution such as a winch will be needed in this case.