Trees provide many benefits, both to you and to the environment as a whole. They offer shade, help keep the air free of pollution, and provide homes for all sorts of animals, ranging from birds and squirrels to beetles and worms. However, like any other living organism, they do not live forever.
While many trees can live for centuries, other varieties do not have lifespans that are as long. In addition, the stress of growing in a city can often be hard on a tree. “If you have trees growing on your property, you need to have their health assessed from time to time to make sure that they are not getting too old or too ill to remain standing.” Bobby Cooke who founded Dirtwirx Inc in 1999
Should a tree need to be felled, it is important that you take the time to do so safely. You may be able to remove a small tree on your own with nothing more than a chainsaw or a hand saw. However, larger trees need to be removed by a professional who has the equipment that is needed to do the job safely.
When a tree needs to be taken down, it is important to make sure that there is nothing in the area that will be damaged. For example, power lines, telephone lines, or other buildings may be knocked down if the tree is not properly felled. Hiring a professional helps you ensure that the tree will be removed without causing any damage to its surroundings.
It is also important to inspect the tree to make sure that it is not rotten or hollow. Not only does this mean that the tree is more prone to fall over on its own, potentially causing a great deal of damage, but it also means that it will be more difficult to control the direction of its fall. Such trees need to be carefully removed by an experienced service that knows what it is doing.
Whenever you are attempting to take down a tree, it is critical that you have two escape routes that are free of obstacles, one on either side of the trunk. This way, should the tree begin to fall unexpectedly, you will be able to get out of the way without being struck by the trunk. Take the time to clear these paths so that your movement is not restricted.
In some cases, even healthy trees may have to be removed if they are creating a hazard. For example, trees that are growing too close to power lines often need to be trimmed back or even removed. Your local utility company may send someone around from time to time to make sure that no trees are getting too close to the lines. If any are, the company may remove them on their own.
As you can tell, there is much to consider when it comes to safely removing a large tree. Keep this information in mind so that you can get the job done without any problems.