Trees are home to birds and other animals. They provide fruit for consumption in the home and sale if it is in surplus. These trees can also provide shade in the compound so you can sit under and read a book or even take a nap. Basically, trees have various uses depending on what you would like to have or achieve. Once you have a tree, it is not right to let it grow naturally without a care about the nutrients it needs or the structure. If you do, chances are high that the tree could end up weak, diseased or infested thus forcing you to remove it.
Reasons for Tree Removal
There are various reasons for tree removal. The first is that a tree might threaten to destroy your home and other structures in the compound such as kennels. This is likely to happen during a storm or due to strong winds in the area. If a tree is weak or leaning precariously over buildings and fences, it could easily fall over causing a lot of damage.
You might also end up removing a tree if it is sick and the disease has progressed beyond the point where the tree can be salvaged. To protect your other trees and plants, it is best to cut down the tree and dispose of its various parts. This should be left to a professional so as to contain the disease and prevent it from spreading.
Why Use a Professional
Some people have jumped on the DIY bandwagon when it comes to tree removal. The problem with this is that most people who embark on tree removal do not have the experience to see the process through to the end. This can put you in harm’s way. Apart from getting crushed under the weight of the tree, you might also end up destroying your fence, home, neighbor’s home, cars and other buildings.
To ensure that this does not happen, you need to get a professional tree remover. If any damage or injury were to occur, there is insurance to cover the costs and expenses. In getting a professional, you need to confirm some of these things, such as insurance, because it plays a big role in protecting everyone in the compound as well as any other thing that is prone to damage.
The process of tree removal is relatively simple. First you plot the direction of the fall. Once you have this in mind, you also need specialized equipment. These include axes, chainsaws, ladders or cranes. To kick start the cutting process, a v-shaped notch is made on the side opposite the fall area. Another similar notch is made on the side of the fall area. If the tree deviates from the originally intended fall area, it is directed using ropes tied to the trunk.
Tree removal is a process that should be left to experts. They are trained in precaution measures and are therefore less likely to injure themselves or cause damages as they cut down the tree.