Are you considering cutting down a tree on your property? If so, it is important that you do so safely and correctly. Cutting down a tree can be dangerous if done improperly, and can also lead to costly damage to your property. However, if the tree is too big or you have to use a ladder, then it is best to hire a professional. Before you begin, it is important to assess the tree and decide whether or not it is safe for you to cut down. If the tree is close to power lines or your home, it is best to hire a professional. In this blog post, we will provide a DIY guide to tree cutting. We will discuss the proper way to cut down a tree.
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Things You Need
It is important to wear all of the necessary safety gear before beginning. When cutting down a tree, there are a few things you will need:
-Chaps or other leg protection
-First aid kit (just in case)
Water The Tree and Roots
If you are ready to cut down a small tree safely, then firstly water the tree a day before you plan to cut it. This will help to prevent the chainsaw from getting stuck in the tree and it also helps to soften the soil around the tree’s roots so that the soil is easier to dig.
Make Your Marking
Next, mark where you want to make your cuts. You will want to make two cuts: a horizontal cut about a third of the way through the trunk of the tree, and a second cut that is perpendicular. Start by making a cut on the side of the tree that is facing away from you. This cut should be about one-third of the way through the tree. Then, move to the other side of the tree and make a second cut that meets the first cut. The tree should now be ready to fall.
When the tree begins to fall, make sure that you are not in its path. Also, be aware of where your chainsaw is so that it does not get caught in the falling tree. If everything goes according to plan, the tree will fall harmlessly to the ground.
Cutting off Small Branches
Now that the tree is down, you will need to remove the limbs. Start by cutting off the smaller branches, and then move on to the larger ones. It is important to cut these branches as close to the trunk of the tree as possible.
Cutting The Tree Trunk
Once all of the limbs have been removed, you will need to cut the trunk of the tree into manageable pieces. Start by cutting it into sections that are about four feet long. You can then use these pieces of wood for firewood, or you can dispose of them according to your municipality’s regulations.
Dig Up The Tree Roots
Next, you will need to dig up the tree roots. It is important to dig up as much of the root system as possible so that future growth is prevented. To dig out the roots, you’ll need a spade or a shovel. Start by digging around the base of the tree to loosen the soil. Then, you can begin to dig up the roots. Once all of the roots have been removed, you can fill in the hole with dirt. Make sure you aren’t digging around water, sewer or other underground lines.
You Have It !
There you have it! You have successfully cut down a tree! Just remember to stay safe and take your time. If you are ever unsure about something, it is always best to hire a professional.
Happy tree cutting!