Three Options for Residential Tree Removal


Trees are valuable assets in residential property because they enhance the aesthetics of the landscape. Unfortunately, the plants can become a liability, especially after maturity. Diseased and damaged trees will pose a risk to people because they can accidentally fall, causing injuries and fatalities. Trees that are close to the residential structure are also hazardous because they will damage the building if they shift during inclement weather. Therefore, tree removal is necessary to prevent the potential risks to property as well as the people. If you have a tree that you are concerned about, consider hiring an arborist for removal. Here are your primary options for tree removal in residential property.

Tree Felling

Tree felling refers to the process of removing the large plant by cutting it at the base, allowing the entire tree to collapse to the ground. The method is easy and inexpensive, so it is the best choice when the removal conditions are favourable. Unfortunately, there are safety hazards associated with this tree felling technique. If the tree is not handled properly when it is falling, the damage to your property can be extensive. Therefore, you should engage a licensed tree removal service for the task, instead of renting equipment for DIY felling. The experts will consider important aspects such as the direction of the fall and overcoming the leaning of tree weight safely. Additionally, you should note that this method will damage the ground due to the force exerted after the fall.

Traditional Tree Removal

Traditional tree removal is an ideal technique for eliminating tall trees safely. Basically, the tree removal expert will climb the trunk and remove all the branches encountered on the way up. When the arborist reaches the top, they will make a cut that will remove the upper portion of the tree. If the tree is tall, several cuts will be made to remove sections of the trunk from the top. The specialist will only stop cutting when the tree is short enough for regular felling. The main drawback of this traditional method is that each tree sections falls on the ground, so the repetitive force will cause a lot of damage.

Spar Pole Rigging

The spar pole rigging method is similar to traditional tree removal but it limits the damage to your property. The tree will be trimmed to remove the branches from the trunk. However, when the arborist starts cutting the truck sections from the top, a rigging rope will be used to prevent forceful impact. This technique will take longer but is safer.


29 September 2015

Saving Unhealthy Trees: Tricks, Strategies, Tips and More

Seeing a tree die can be sad, especially if it's the only shade tree in your yard, a tree you grew up climbing or a once bountiful fruit tree. However, surprisingly, many trees that people seem to give up on can actually be saved. I hate the idea of anyone losing a tree, so I decided to start a blog. This blog is going to have tips I have learned as a lifelong gardener as well as things I have learned while researching trees and botany in general. I hope you like these posts and that they eventually help you save a few trees!