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DIY Tree Removal

If the tree isn’t large enough to be removed without using a ladder or crashing into an adjacent structure and power line, then it’s simpler to tackle the task yourself. It is still advisable to talk to an arborist who is certified prior to starting the task. You can also check out our tree forum for more DIY info. Once you’re ready for the task Here are some suggestions to remember.

  1. Assess the situation. Prune any damaged branches and note whether the tree leans to one side or the other. The likelihood is higher that it will fall toward the side that is leaning.
  2. Determine a zone of falling and then clear the area. The uncertainty of falling tree means you must be ready for anything. Remove the area of the tree that is covered in brush and pick two alternative escape ways.
  3. Make sure to water the tree every day before the date you intend to plant it so that the soil will be more easily dug.
  4. Wear proper gear. Wearing gloves, goggles, earplugs or a helmet can keep you comfortable and safe while working with a chainsaw or around fallen branches.
  5. Take a measurement of your tree’s trunk. Every inch measured, make plans to dig 6 inches to cover the entire root system. Roots will also extend to the outside edge of the canopy. Make use of these measurements when you begin digging into the tree.
  6. Create a notch on one side of the tree you would like the tree to fall. Start with the top cut before making the lower cut. Cut a line that connects the notch on both sides to serve as an effective cutting guide. The back cut must be in line with the edge of the cut. Make the cut for the felling. If the tree starts leaning take the saw off and move towards an escape path. Keep watch on your tree to ensure you can take action if it does not fall as you had planned. Do not glance away from a fallen tree.

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7. Hire a watchman. It’s more secure if you have a reliable assistant who is who is a few feet behind you looking for fallen branches, and notifying you when the tree is beginning to fall.

8. If the tree isn’t enough, you can remove from the tree ball. With leverage, move the ball away. Maintain the roots when you are planning to transplant the tree. You can cut it down with the chainsaw to dispose of it.

9. For bigger trees, once it’s in the ground begin cutting branches off. Begin at the base of the tree and move up. Cut the trunk into feasible pieces for hauling or firewood.

Best Trees To Grow In Your Backyard


A dogwood tree adds beauty and awe to your yard all through the year. It blooms in spring with an abundance of pink, white and red blossoms. It is followed by a dense and dense canopy of leaves in summer.

Saucer Magnolia

The saucer is adorned with pinkish-purple flowers in early spring, the saucer magnolia can be a stunning garden showpiece.

Sugar Maple

If you’re looking for a way to add the fall season with some interest and color your yard, the sugar maple is a fantastic choice. With a height of 60-75 feet tall Sugar maples boast an extensive canopy that put on an impressive show in autumn.

Silver Maple

In just five years in just five years, the silver maple tree can transform your backyard to an oasis of shade. The silver-colored leaf’s undersides are not just what make the silver maple the tree’s name, but they also give the tree a sparkling silver look in the breeze.

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