Safety Tips with Tree felling

Safety Tips with Tree felling

Make yourself acquainted with these important safety tips before you take a saw to an unwanted tree in the garden.

Felling a tree is never a task to be carried out lightly, whether it blocks your view, is sick or damaged, or takes up space that you would like to use for something else. This is a project that, if not done properly, can have serious consequences, including damage to your home and surrounding property or severe injury to you or bystanders.

Don’t neglect safety gear.

Don’t take the chance of ignoring safety gear, even if the tree you’re felling isn’t extremely large. While you are unlikely to have any issues, safety should still be the top priority. You should wear:

  • Locked, hard-wearing shoes or boots
  • Pants and a shirt with long-sleeves
  • Logger or strong hat
  • Goggles which completely cover your eyes
  • Ear protection-plugs or earmuffs designed for sound reduction
  • Gloves

Know the boundaries.

It’s better to leave the job to a professional if you’ve never handled a chainsaw, does not have all the protective gear you need, or are facing a rather large tree. Although it’s not extremely difficult to fell a tree, it takes preparation, concentration, and care, so don’t take on the project on a day you don’t feel your best.

Choose the right equipment.

Although you can easily cut down a very small tree or sapling with an ax, a chainsaw is the best instrument for most trees above that scale. In general, for small to medium trees, a 16-to-18-inch bar is best, and a 20-to-24-inch bar for larger trees or for cutting up a large firewood tree that has already been felled. You should be fully familiar with its usage before firing up your chainsaw.

Don’t just cut.

You will need to take the time to observe both the tree you are cutting down and its surrounding area before felling a tree. Is the tree near to your home or a fence, garage, or parking area for another structure? Are there any nearby utility lines? Is the tree dead or diseased, or does it have branches that are split or dead? Does the tree lean in the opposite direction of where you like it?

Start by having a notch.

It is possible that aiming the chainsaw straight through the middle of the trunk before the other side comes out would carry the tree down on you instead of away from you. With a notch, proper tree felling begins. Stand facing the tree so that on your right and your escape routes on your left are where it will fall. Slick on the side of the tree facing the direction in which the tree would fall.

Stand facing the tree so that on your right and your escape routes on your left are where it will fall. Slice down into the trunk at an approximately 70-degree angle on the side of the tree facing the way the tree would fall.
Continue to cut at that angle until the chainsaw is roughly one third of the way through the trunk of the tree. No more than two feet from the ground should be the bottom of this cut.
Now, at the bottom of your first cut, cut horizontally into the wood. You will have a notch cut in the trunk where the two cuts meet.

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Frequently Ask Questions about Tree Fellers

Frequently Ask Questions about Tree Fellers

Tree Fellers – Frequently Ask Questions.

What are tree fellers?

Tree fellers are also known as an ArboristFelling is the process of cutting down trees, an element of the task of logging. People cutting the trees are known as Tree fellers.

Why do I need tree fellers?

  • Without professional tree fellers and tree removal services, you can damage your property.
  • Trees that have grown too tall can cause a danger to people or property.
  • Once a tree has died, there is nothing more to do except take it down. Removal is necessary once a tree has died because a dead tree will slowly lose strength. As the tree weakens, it loses its ability to withstand storms.
  • The tree drops annoying leaves or needles, sap, seeds, cotton, or branches.
  • When a tree is leaning in a dangerous direction, like toward your house or driveway, it needs to be felled.
  • The tree is blocking your view or is causing too much shade and hindering your lawn to grow.
  • You are planning renovations and the tree is in the way.
  • Overhead power lines or too close to buildings are all typical reasons.

How Much Does Tree Felling Cost?

The cost of tree felling depends on the size of the tree. If you would like a quote on the cost of cutting down a tree. Please give us a call, so we can come out and provide you with a quote.

Is Tree Felling Dangerous?

Tree Felling is dangerous, especially if you don`t know what you are doing. Tree felling can cause major damage to property and even death if not done correctly.

Why would you want to remove a stump?

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  • They look ugly.
  • No one likes looking out into the yard and seeing old stumps covering the landscape. They look even worse when weeds and other plants start growing on them, which automatically happens over time.
  • Tree trunks take up space.
  • They are dangerous
  • Some stumps are obvious, but others get cover by grass, weeds and other plants and become tripping hazards.

Can I cut a tree myself or do I need Tree Fellers?

We definitely do not recommend removing a tree on your own or without the help of a certified arborist. Professional Tree Fellers have an understanding of many different tree species in different situations.

They have been trained to remove trees in the safest and most efficient. Cammy Tree Felling can help you avoid a risky or dangerous situation and bring along the necessary equipment to remove the branches and wood that usually create a big mess on the ground.

Our Tree Felling and Removal Services Include:

Tree Felling
Tree Stump Removal Services
Tree Trimming
Shrub Pruning
Garden Maintenance
Rubble Removal

If you have a tree that needs to be removed, call our tree fellers at 078 352 1959.