4 Tips For Cutting Down A Large Tree


Have a large tree on your property that you need to cut down, and you think you can do it on your own? Here are some tips to follow to ensure you cut down the tree properly. 

Assess The Area For Hazards

The very first thing you'll want to do is assess that area for hazards. Are there power lines nearby that the tree could fall on? Are there tree branches that could come loose while the tree is falling? Is there anything else that could threaten your safety to get out of the area as the tree is coming down? These are all important questions to ask yourself before you do anything. 

Assess The Tree

You also need to assess the tree itself for how it will come down. Look to see if the tree has any sort of lean towards a specific direction. It's not just about the trunk of the tree, but the branch structure going up the tree. Are there more branches on one side of the tree than the other? This can make the tree heavier on one side and cause it to lean in that direction once the tree starts to come down.

Assess The Work Area

Take a look around the tree where you will be working and assess the work area. Look for anything that needs to be cleared out that you could trip over while trying to get away from the falling tree. For example, branches and brush that are laying on the ground that can easily be moved. It will also help to clear out underbrush from the area as well.

Know The Technique To Cut Down The Tree

There is a method to cutting down a tree that you need to be familiar with in order to get this job done safely. It starts with making a notch in the trunk of the tree on the side that you want the tree to fall towards, which is known as a felling cut. Make a horizontal cut in the opposite site so that a wedge can be inserted into the tree trunk, then continue cutting through the trunk on the side that you want the tree to fall on. 

Does it seem too difficult or dangerous to remove a tree on your own? Reach out to a professional tree removal service for their help getting this task done. They will have the equipment to take the tree down in pieces so that it will be done safely for everyone involved. 


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