What Is Involved In Tree Removal?


There are many reasons you should consider removing some of the trees in your yard. These include diseased trees, trees leaning hazardously toward your neighbor's property, and trees touching electricity lines. Before you consider removing your tree, you should familiarize yourself with the steps required before and after removal. 

An Examination

First, the arborist will examine the tree to determine its length, width, age, and branch layout. Arborists use different techniques for removing trees. Therefore, understanding the condition and features of the tree is essential.

For example, removing a diseased tree differs from removing a healthy tree. This is because healthy and young trees are firmly rooted and difficult to remove. The examination allows the arborist to pick the right tools, identify the appropriate technique, and determine how long the process will take.

Site Preparation

After an examination, the arborist will prepare the site surrounding the tree. This includes the path they will use to haul the tree limbs after cutting.

As a homeowner, you are responsible for clearing the site of anything that could be damaged by falling tree pieces. This includes patio furniture, cars, and landscape features. You should also ensure children and pets aren't near the tree removal site. It is also crucial to organize the disposal of the tree limbs and debris from the removal process. Some tree removal experts include clearing the work site in their services.

Tree Climbing and Harnessing

The dangers involved with tree removal are climbing and harnessing. This is the reason DIY tree removal is discouraged. Arborists have the equipment and skills to remove trees safely. First, the arborist will use spurs and harness systems to move past branches. One harness is attached to the professional's side and connected around the trunk, and the other is attached to the professional's front. 

The arborist's tools are clipped to their belt. Therefore, as the professional ascends, they will chop off branches. After all the branches have been cut off, the arborist will cut off the remaining stump. This is easier because the tree doesn't have the weight of the heavy branches.

Stump Removal

It's impossible to remove a tree with its roots. After all the trees are removed, the arborist must remove the stump. Removing the stump of big trees is more complex than small trees because their roots are spread throughout the yard. After the arborist removes the stump, you should fill the gap that's left on the earth. If you fail to reseed, your yard will be left with a hole, which is bad for your home's curb appeal.

Contact a local tree removal service, such as Alaska Hydro Ax Land Clearing, to learn more. 


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