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Tree Servicing – Important Steps

Whenever it comes to cutting off the tree, most of people are like „ Give me that chainsaw, I can do that!“. But there are many factors that need to be taken into account when a tree needs to be cut. Cutting it without necessary preparation may outcome with an accident, such as wounds from getting hit by branches, and usual damage is done on parts of the house, vehicle or any other object nearby. So, the best way of getting rid of the tree is to call for a specialist, tree service professionals. Although many people think that cutting off the tree is an easy job; it is one fine peace of math and physics calculation before a job.

Before cutting, the are of falling needs to be checked and cleared, and if there are any „auditory“, they should go to the distance of at least twice the height of the tree, for just in case. Professional cutters always wear reflective clothes so they could be easily seen by each other. That is important because when the tree starts to fall, they need to coordinate with each other to remain safe.

Planning of the tree cut is the next step, and it is very important because that is the point that dictates the way the tree will be cut. The direction of falling needs to be determined, and cutting must go on by that entry.

Some other factors also must be involved and taken into account, such as wind direction and speed, the slope of the terrain, obstacles and objects in the vicinity. The tree needs to be studied to check if there is any damage, crack or rot, that could cause falling apart while woodcutters are underneath it. Also, it must be checked if the tree is sloped itself, or if there are damaged and rot branches on other trees nearby that could hit someone and fall on somebody. Special caution needs to be directed to the kickback because the tree can jump around for a while before it appeases on the ground.

When there are buildings nearby the tree that should be cut, the most important thing is to control the direction of falling, and the distance that it can reach.

One way of determining that is to use simple geometric principles and mark the point on the ground that represents the height of the tree. After the falling distance is determined and marked, the safe area represents the double distance of that.

Anyway, most of the trees have its direction of falling. It is specified by the slope of bole, shape of branches and treetop, and if it is snowy weather, by the place where snow is held by branches.

However, it is possible that tree falls in other direction, and as a rule, it demands more physical effort, and more risk. It also demands skills, knowledge, experience and proper tools, so, after all of this, think again if you will try out and tempt your luck with cutting the tree by yourself, instead of calling the professional tree service which will do that job as a routine.