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What Do You Know About Removing Old Trees?



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By : Uchenna Ani-Okoye    99 or more times read
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Sometimes a tree gets to the point where it is necessary to say goodbye to it. It can be a sore choice to make, but sometimes the tree gets too close to the house, gets too diseased, gets an incurable infestation of some pest, or grows too tall and gets close to a power line. When any of these things occur, its best to do the correctly thing and get rid of the tree. While you might have spent hours and hours getting the tree to where it is today, it is almost dishonourable to the tree to allow it to endure in bad conditions.

Once you have developed the choice to remove the tree, you require planning its removal. I can't begin to count how many windows I've seen knocked out or cars I've seen crushed because of inadequate designing in the tree removal process. Decide what direction you want it to fall, and accurately measure to make sure it will fall completely clear of anything else that it could possibly cause damage to.

Once you have the falling direction planned out, you should climb up the tree and tie two long ropes near the top. Anchor them on the opposite side of the one that you hope it to fall towards. This will allow you to adjust the direction the tree is being lowered in, just in case it begins leaning towards anything it could destroy.

Now that you've taken all the essential precautions, you are ready to begin chopping. When you plan on using a manually operated saw or axe, please step back and consider how insane that is. Chopping down a tree through hand will take you forever, and will not even begin to be as accurate as using a chainsaw. When you don't have a chainsaw, you shouldn't even consider doing it without one. Ask roughly with your neighbours and see whenever anyone has one that you could borrow. Whenever that doesn't work, lease or buy one from your local home improvement store.

Before you start chopping away at the tree, you should fatigue proper eye and face protection in case any wood chips fly towards your eyes. I had a friend who blinded his correctly eye whilst cutting down a tree, so I desire all of my readers do not make the same mistake as he did. When you operate a power tool, always be sure to wear proper protection for any exposed parts of your body.

When making the cut, you do not desire to just cut a straight line into the tree. It is best to cut a sideways 'V' into the tree. This is since if you cut the straight line, the tree will end up rolling to one side or the other. When you cut in a 'V', the tree will be able to fall in the exact direction that you want it to fall. Occasionally it might be a few feet off due to human error during the cutting process, but if you have some strong friends pull on the ropes you tied, you can line it backward up with the path you wanted it to take. The entire process shouldn't take more than an hour.

Removal of the stump can be slightly harder. You have various choices; you can rent out a stump chipper that will completely destroy the visible section of the stump. Or you can spend countless hours digging it out. Digging out the stump is much more thorough, but takes forever. If you have kids this shouldn't be a problem. Kids often obtain the thought of digging fun, and are excited to go outside and dig all day long with their friends. This was the method I used, and I had the entire stump out within a week. Keep in mind that my stump was about 1 foot in diameter, and digging probably won't work for stumps much larger than that.
Author Resource:- Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor

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