Do you reside in Sydney? Do you have a small tree growing in your yard or compound? Have you been thinking of removing it? If you have, then you should continue reading because in today’s blog post I’ll be providing you with tips you can use to remove a small tree.
Any plant that grows where it’s not wanted is a weed and a small tree is not excluded. Before you learn the tips in removing the small tree from your yard, there are a few things that are required of you, to keep you safe throughout the entire process. However, in case of big tree, you must take the services of a tree removal company omaha, to ensure that everything happens safely.
Small tree removal requirements
- Long pants.
- Boots or a shoe that covers your toe.
- Hat to protect your skin and your eyes.
- A rope and twine to bundle the branches and burlap or tap that’ll be used to warp the roots.
- Now you know the things you need, let’s look at the tree removal services Melbourne in detail.
How to remove small trees
To learn how to remove small trees, carefully follow the instructions that’ll be listed below to avoid mishaps or casualties.
Lay a plan
A day before the day you want to remove the small tree, start by thoroughly saturating the soil around the tree. Doing that helps in softening the soil which makes the removal process much easier.
Get all the safety requirements outlined above ready and clear all the surrounding area. A good practice is to keep people at a distance at least twice the tree’s height.
Determine the direction the tree will fall. This will help you in deciding on the best way to chop it off. Also, have a plan B, just in case, the tree doesn’t fall in your predicted direction. Try to also go through all the possible worst-case scenarios that can happen and ensure you have a contingency plan for each scenario.
When you have done everything that’s required in the “lay a plan” phase, it means that you are finally ready to start removing the small tree.
First of all, make a 70° incision into the tree in the direction you want the tree to fall. Keep cutting through the tree until the cut is one-quarter of the tree’s diameter. You can use a saw to make the cut. After you have completed the cut, if done correctly, the portion cut into the tree will resemble a slanted L-shape.
Now, cut the tree horizontally from the opposite direction. Make sure that the cut aligns with the L-shape that was made earlier. Don’t cut all the way through, make sure to leave 1/10th to help you better control the direction in which the tree will fall.
Once the tree starts falling make sure to take one of the directions you planned to follow as your escape route. Wait till the tree has completely fallen over before you approach the tree again and in an event when it doesn’t fall over completely, approach it slowly a give it a slight push in the direction you want it to fall.
Now the tree has fallen over, what’s left is to remove the stump that’ll be left behind. In order to remove the stump, start by digging dirt around the stump and the roots using your shovel. If you want the process to be less stressful then you can use a stump grinder.
A more practical approach when digging is that for every inch of the tree’s diameter, you’ll have to dig 9 -12 inches in diameter and 6 inches in depth. Use a spade to break the soil apart. Once that has been done, securely plant the spade into the ground, slide it into the tree’s root ball and then lift the root ball and take it out of the ground. Now you can use a spade or a saw to remove the remaining roots.
When the stump and all the roots have been removed ensure that you transport them to an appropriate site for disposal.
The entire process written above might seem easy but it’s a lot trickier than it is in reality. Tree removal isn’t easy and it takes a lot of planning and preparation. If you think the tree you see before you is something you cannot handle by yourself then it’s better you hire the services of experts that handle tree removal in Sydney.