Tree removal can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. It is never a good idea to remove a tree on your own unless it is a young one that you are confident you can handle safely. Otherwise, tree removal sydney should be left in the hands of professionally trained and equipped tree service contractors. If you have a fairly young tree on your property, but it needs to be removed, you can do it yourself with the right tools, knowledge, and planning.
Tree removal preparation
Proper preparation for removing young trees includes collecting all required supplies, as well as a thorough examination of the tree. Look to see if the tree is tilting one way or the other, and plan an escape route in case it doesn’t fall the way you expect. Also check whether or not there are any obstacles in any direction of the tree, including vehicles, structures, and other trees. If you are sure that there is enough safe clearance for the tree to fall, you can move on to assembling your own equipment and tools. This includes:
Safety equipment (assist gloves, goggles, hard hats, steel-toed boots, etc.)
Ax or saw
first aid bag
to remove a tree
Once you have all your equipment and supplies, you can start removing the tree. First, use your ax to knock on the bark several times, in several different places, to see how hard or hollow the tree is. Finding a less dense area to cut will be easier. Next, outline which side of the tree you want to cut. Look to see where the tree naturally leans; It is best to cut the tree in the direction you want it to fall naturally. Make sure the area where the tree falls is level so that the tree does not roll or bounce after it has fallen.
Make a horizontal cut at hip height, and about 1/3 into the tree. Do this on the side of the tree where you want it to fall. If you want the tree to fall to the right, you have to make you cut on the same side so that it falls inward toward the cut. The tree will fall perpendicular to your horizontal cut. Your second cut should create a wedge in the tree. So make the second cut at an angle from the first cut. It should look like a lemon wedge.
Your third cut is called the back cut, and it should be done on the opposite side of the wedge cut. This cutting will cause the tree to fall off the side of the wedge cut. Make it about 1.5 inches above the wedge cut, and as thick as possible. You can also use a wedge to prevent the tree from settling on the saw. Add more stakes as necessary until the tree begins to fall. Then run! But do not turn your back on the tree when it falls.