Tree Removal Tips for Homeowners
Trees are lovely to have in every property. Aside from the beauty they add to the overall appearance of your home’s exterior, trees come with a number of benefits too. Trees filter out dirty air, they offer shade and with some trees, you can even get delicious fruits too! However, there may be tree issues that you may encounter when you have no choice but to cut one down. If that’s the case, then you must be aware of tree removal tips every homeowner must know about.
Of course, trees don’t live forever and no matter how strong they may seem, they can get sick or die. Some healthy trees can come with growth or structure defects that may make them hazardous, and so tree cutting may be necessary. If you find yourself in a situation when a tree must be cut, then here are some tree removal tips that may help you out.
1. Secure permits, if necessary.
In some cities and states, permits are necessary when you are cutting down an entire tree. Of course, these permits don’t apply to smaller plants that you trim down or remove completely when gardening. But trees are a whole different story. Because they are a very important part of the environment, local governments enforce rules and laws that protect trees. To avoid any legal problems, just consult with the proper organization on whether or not you need a permit to remove a tree from your property.
2. Get approximate measures of the tree.
You can’t just cut down a tree and hope its branches and large pieces of its trunk won’t fall down on your property or your neighbor’s property. While it’s close to impossible to get an exact measurement especially when you’re dealing with a large tree, then try to get approximates instead. Measure the rest of your property to find out whether the tree’s size would be problematic should you cut it down in whole.
3. Cut piece by piece.
We mentioned cutting down the tree in whole, but that’s not recommended at all. Ideally, you should cut the tree piece by piece. Start with the branches and smaller cuts of the trunk from top to bottom. It would require a lot of work, but it’s a better option than risking a tree falling down on valuable structures and items in your property.
4. Clear the tree’s surroundings.
Speaking of falling down on items in your property, you must clear the trees surroundings, of course. Make sure no human being or pets are left where tree branches and its trunk can fall down. Park your car far away from the tree and do your very best to keep the tree’s parts from falling on your house or your neighbor’s house.
5. Know how to use the right tools and equipment.
Depending on the size of the tree or how hard the wood is, you may need a very sharp axe or a chainsaw. When you’re watching experts do it, it may seem pretty easy to operate a chainsaw but it really isn’t. Same goes with an axe. One small mistake or miscalculation can lead to disaster. Make sure you know how to use these before trying them on a tree.
6. Hire experts to get the job done.
The above tips pretty much gave you an idea about tree removal if you’re doing it on your own, but it’s highly recommended to hire experts. As mentioned, it seems quite an easy task until you have actually started doing it. If you’re trying to save money through a DIY, then you must know you might end up spending more if your tree cutting procedure is incorrect. Instead of getting it done right the first time, then you might just end up calling tree professionals afterwards to fix a mistake. Then that’s extra cost to you.
At Daytona Beach Tree Pros, we offer professional tree services including tree removal, tree trimming, land clearing and more. Our team of experts have years of experience in the tree service industry and can guarantee safety and topnotch workmanship. We keep our prices competitive so you can be rest assured that you’re getting the best deal in Daytona Beach and all of Volusia County. We offer free estimates. Call us at 386-267-8220.
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