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Published by Geneva Diaz, 2019-05-10 07:08:18

7 Steps To Remove A Tree

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Keywords: Tree Service

7 Steps To Remove
A Tree

By : Geneva Diaz


Safe removal of a dead or dying tree is best left to a professional tree removal service, especially if the
tree is large and close to your home. Homeowners could try to remove a small tree on their own, but this
should also be done with care to help save the tree. The tree removal process outlined below may seem
easy enough, but without the right equipment and knowledge, it could pose great risk to those involved.
No matter who removes the tree, it’s important to be aware of the steps involved.


Step 1 : Clear the area

There should be room
around the tree for it to
lay flat on the ground
once it comes down.
Estimate the height of
the tree and clear
whatever you can from
the immediate area.


Step 2 : Examine the tree

Notice which way the tree leans
naturally—this could help
determine the best direction it
should fall. However, if you
notice areas of decay, it could
collapse easily and not fall
where intended.


Step 3 : Pick an escape route

If the tree begins to fall
out of control, you’ll
want a clear path to run
in the other direction.
Notice what other areas
around the tree are free
of obstacles, and be
prepared for anything.


Step 4 : Gather the right equipment

Depending on the size of the
tree, you may be able to cut i
t down with a handsaw.
Larger trees with a trunk
diameter of a foot or more
require more
power from a
chainsaw.


Step 5 : Start the undercut

You’ve scoped out the area.
You have an idea of the ideal
direction you want the tree to f
all. Now cut a V-shape at a
45-degree angle at the bottom
of the side you want the tree t
o fall on. This undercut shou
ld be about a quarter of the
tree’s diameter deep.


Step 6 : Start the backcut

Go to the opposite side of
the tree and cut straight
through about two inches
above your undercut.
This should release the
stress on the tree trunk.


Step 7 : Move out of the way

Go ahead and yell
“Timber” to alert others
the tree is about to fall.


THANK YOU


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