When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.
Preparing for tree removal ensures that the project runs efficiently and safely. Below are some of the measures a professional would advise you to take when preparing for tree removal.
Get Relevant Permissions
Even if a tree is growing on your private property, you might not be the final authority on whether you can remove it. For example, if you are a member of a homeowner's association (HOA), the HOA may have a say on whether you can remove the tree. Not only that, but the local municipal authority may also have a say in the matter and require a permit for the tree's removal. Ensure you get such clearances before starting the tree removal process.
Inspect the Tree
A tree's condition determines the danger and difficulty of removing the tree. For example, a rotten tree can fall unexpectedly and cause injuries or damage. Damaged branches can fall on the remover as they cut the trunk of the tree. The only way you can know the condition of the tree is to inspect it before the removal process begins. Therefore, a professional tree remover will not start cutting a tree before walking all around it and giving it a thorough visual examination.
Get the Necessary Tools and Equipment
Safe and efficient tree removal requires multiple tools and equipment. The exact items you need depend on the size of the tree, the height of the tree, and the exact location of the tree, among other factors. However, some of the typical equipment you may need is a ladder, a chainsaw, pruning shears, an ax, and ropes, among others. You also definitely need safety equipment such as a hard hat, goggles, ear muffs, and a pair of hard boots.
Clear the Area
Lastly, a tree removal professional will not start cutting a tree before clearing the surrounding area. Every removable structure or item in the surrounding that can be damaged by the tree should be removed. Note that even if you want the tree to fall in a certain direction, there is always a small chance that things might not go your way. So it's best to err on the side of caution and ensure the surrounding is clear. Clearing the area also helps you escape in time in case there is an emergency, such as if the tree starts to fall without warning.
DIY tree removal can be dangerous. Consult a tree service company to learn more about this kind of project.