Can you remove a large tree yourself?

Removing a large tree is a difficult and risky job. It's always best to hire an arborist to do the work, but if you feel the need to do it yourself, you can do it in certain situations. But first, you'll have to evaluate if it's possible to remove it or if it's better if you go to an arborist. For the removal of large trees, the safest suggestion is to call a certified company to do the work for you.

They have the equipment, experience, and insurance needed to get the job done safely. Experts recommend hiring a certified arborist to remove a tree 8 inches or more in diameter around the trunk. If there are no arbalists in your area, find a forester or an accredited tree service to safely remove the tree. Your local garden center, tree nursery, or university extension service can offer guidance and recommendations.

According to the International Arboriculture Society, you should be wary of people who go door to door and offer bargains for working on trees. Most reputable companies are too busy to apply for work that way. When removing a large tree near a house, it is essential to control the fall of branches and sections of the trunk. To do this, clean the area around the tree from all debris.

Then, first remove the branches from the bottom of the tree. Work your way up, eventually removing the upper branches. Then, notch the trunk to control the direction of its fall before cutting it down. This will ensure that people, pets and property are left unharmed.

By using the right equipment and following the right steps, you can remove a tree near your home. We serve neighborhoods throughout the South Denver area with pruning, tree removal, stump milling, shrub configuration, and more. Whether you need to remove a dying tree or want to replant a tree somewhere else, it's important to remove it carefully. Fielding Tree & Shrub Care brings more than 20 years of experience as a certified arborist to a nearby tree.

Even if the stump is removed, a mature tree usually leaves a large, dense root system in which it is difficult to plant. Many leafless branches in summer are an obvious sign that your tree isn't healthy to the point where it can't be saved; dead trees won't have leaves at all. These safety precautions are necessary when removing larger trees so that you and everyone else in the work area are free from damage. For more advanced work, hire a certified arborist like Tree Lopping Townsville Services to help you with the diagnosis and confirm if the tree can be saved or should be removed.

If a tree is improperly removed, it can become a hazard if it falls on a living being, a building, a car, or a power line. An extension ladder can be used to remove trees near houses, but extra precautions must be taken because it will support the ladder against the tree you are trying to remove. If the tree is small enough to be removed without climbing a ladder or hitting a nearby structure or power lines, it's easier to do it yourself. Unfortunately, sometimes even healthy trees must be removed if they are huddled or shading other, more desirable plants, or if they are too close to power lines and utilities, or to a sidewalk.

If the tree you're trying to remove is surrounded by shrubs or other plants, consider cutting them down to make it easier to navigate the work space.

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