Tree trimming is a service that many homeowners can do themselves. With the proper knowledge and tools, most homeowners can accomplish tree trimming jobs on their own. Here are some tips to help you with tree trimming tasks.
The first thing you need to do before tree trimming is to consider your budget. A good rule of thumb is to estimate how much you can spend for a tree trimming job, and then try to stay within this amount. By doing this, you’ll avoid spending more than you can afford.
Start by cutting a tree in half at the trunk. If the tree has bark or branches, trim them off so they don’t obstruct the work area. The trunk will need to be removed and the tree should be put on its side. The trunk and branches should be removed to a height of eight feet.
After you have the tree cut down, lay it out flat and prepare a clear area where you will start to prune. Place a shovel, planer, table saw, and other tools to make things easier when you are cutting.
Next, place all tools in a box or folded piece of cardboard so that you have extra support during the process. This will keep your body from tipping over if the piece of the table saw or other tool falls over. Placing tools in a box or a folded card will also make you less likely to misplace tools when you are cutting the tree. Place enough space around the tools so that the tools don’t fall over or bump into each other.
Plan out a plan on how you will trim the tree to the right size. You want to ensure that all of the branches should be at the same level and be trimmed in the same direction. After trimming, always leave about an inch on either side of the trunk to ensure a strong and healthy tree.
To avoid injury, always use safety tools. You can find several types of safety tools at any hardware store. Safety equipment like safety glasses and earplugs will help protect your eyes and ears during the process. Use safety equipment as a precautionary measure to protect your hands, as well.
Most professionals use a ‘BC’ pattern when cutting a tree, using the right tool to hold the tree and the correct width. The tools may vary, but most professionals will use the B and C.
Some professionals like to keep the branches close together so that they can easily remove them when it is time to replace them. For those that prefer a more natural look, consider removing all of the tree branches, leaving the thin ones in place to add texture and structure. Trimming the thin branches can save you a lot of money, so try this if you are uncomfortable with using chainsaws to remove the branches.
Some people prefer to remove old-growth trees as opposed to young trees because the old-growth trees are already hollow. Old-growth trees also tend to have fewer branches and can give the appearance of a larger tree when compared to young trees. If you are unsure of the differences between old and young-growth trees, ask the professional to help you decide.
With all of these methods of tree trimming, there is no need to worry about hitting your head on the ground while doing the job. A shovel is very safe and is meant to protect you from hurting yourself. In addition, trees are meant to look attractive and beautiful. While there is no known danger to using a tree cutter, a tree cutter can be hazardous if the tree is extremely old or severely damaged.
It is very important to find a professional that has the proper training for tree trimming. They must also have experience doing the job, as well as being certified. The certification from a professional certifies that they have the proper knowledge and skill to handle a tree.