To Cut Down A Tree

Learning how to cut down a tree safely is important. When you learn to cut down a tree properly it will make it easier for you and other people to work around it safely. Once you've learned how to cut down a tree then people will always ask you to cut down more trees for them and feel it safer. It helps if you understand some of the basic technical vocabularies involved with this job:

Equipment: All major pieces of equipment used in this task are known as'must have's'. This includes all of the tools and supplies that you need to do the job correctly, as well as: rope, fell, tree stand, harness, tree and power saw. The fell is the heavy duty steel cable that is used to cut down a tree safely. It has a hook on the end of it that hooks onto any branches that are going to be felled, and it also comes with a cutting blade to ensure that the branches are blunt.

Direction of fall: As with the words of every technical job, direction of fall has to do with both the way the tree moves and the direction the cable is heading in when you start to cut it down. A common mistake is to aim at the trunk of a tree and to start from one side of it - this is known as a 'directions of fall' and will almost always result in the cable making a complete and utter mess of itself. If you want your tree felled correctly then you have to keep these two things in mind:

Firewood: The main thing to remember when doing tree removal is that the firewood has to be fresh. It needs to be cut and prepared days ahead of time, and needs to be as dry as possible to ensure the best chances of burning. This means that the forest service company you use has to be a firewood clearing company, so find a few that you like to go along with. They should be able to give you all the information you need about preparation of the firewood and where to cut it down, and the felling cut should take place after all the smoke has cleared.

Power Lines: The most dangerous part of tree cutting is what's known as 'cutting into power lines'. For some reason, a lot of people just think that they can fell a tree right up until the very end, without ever really considering how high up the power lines that surround a tree might be. If you happen to cut into a power line that's hundreds of feet high, you run the risk of electrocution and fire damage of course, so this is something that needs to be considered carefully. Most companies that do tree felling will be able to give you a free and frank estimate as to how much money the project will cost in the long run, so don't worry too much about the price at first. The average cost of a power line being cut is probably something in the neighborhood of a few hundred dollars, and it doesn't usually take as much time to do it as you might imagine.

Fall Leaves: Just like falling trees, there's a chance that your fall leaves might not come off entirely. While it's unlikely, it's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to felling trees. Many companies will cut them right off anyway, but it's always good to have an extra set of tools on hand just in case. Just make sure that you're safe and out of the way of the fast-moving branches as they may crash into your head or shoulders unexpectedly. You could end up with a broken arm if something goes awry, which you probably don't want.

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