Safety Tips For Removing Trees

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There are many reasons why it is important to remove a tree. It might be infringing on powerlines or into your home. It might be dead or infested with bugs that could spread if the tree is not removed. Whatever reason for needing to remove the tree, it is important to do it right and to do it safely. This can be an overwhelming task, especially for very large trees. When bringing down a tree, the below tips will help you to remain safe. Do not attempt to remove a tree unless you are certain that you have the proper tools and knowledge to do so. Otherwise, you should leave it up to a professional tree removal company.

1. Safety Equipment. When you remove a tree, it most likely will involve a chainsaw, which can be a dangerous piece of equipment. When using a chainsaw, you should have the proper safety equipment. Helmets, eye protection, cut resistant boots, leg protection, and ear protection should all be used. These will protect you from the chainsaw chain as well as any wood chips that can fly around.

2. Correct Procedure. When bringing down the tree, you should also have the proper equipment, such as ropes and wedges. A rope can be attached to a higher part of the tree and is used to pull the tree in the right direction. A wedge can also help to allow the tree to fall in the proper direction. It is important to first cut a notch in the tree about halfway through in the direction you want the tree to fall. You can then cut on the other side of the tree. This will help the tree fall where the notch was cut.

3. Cut Off Large Limbs. Before you cut down the tree, you will want to first remove potentially dangerous limbs. When a tree falls, the branches could snap and fly around and injure someone or damage a home. If you cut off these limbs before the tree falls, they are not a danger.

These are just a few of the safety tips you should follow when cutting down a tree. This can be a dangerous job, and the most important thing is to always be aware of your surroundings and make sure that you are taking all the necessary precautions to keep yourself and the surrounding property safe from potential damage.

For professional help, contact a company like Jonny's Tree & Landscaping Co., LLC.

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