Here's some frequently asked questions & tips on how to find the best tree felling service for your project
Tree felling is the process of cutting down individual trees. It is also considered one of the operations of logging. Tree felling is undertaken via various methods including hand felling which uses different tools like an axe, saw or chainsaw. This is followed by limbing and bucking. Limbing is the process of removing branches from a felled tree, while bucking is the process of cutting the delimbed tree into logs.
Controlling the fall of a tree begins by cutting a notch in one side of the tree, ideally the side facing the direction of the fall. The top cut is made first to ensure there is space for a bottom cut. The top cut should be downward at a 70-degree angle and stops when the cut reaches about one-third of the tree trunk diameter.
The bottom cut should be upward at a 20-degree angle and stops when the cut reaches the endpoint of your previous cut. After that, a back cut is created, which is made on the opposite side of the notch. It is essential that the back cut does not cut all the way through the tree otherwise the tree may fall in the wrong direction.
The best season for tree felling is during the dormant season, which is usually between late Winter and early Spring. The idea here is that during this season, trees are leafless and lighter making it easier to cut and handle the branches.
On average, tree felling costs range from $350 to $8000. Tree felling prices vary depending on several factors such as staff, size of the tree, tree type and project site location.
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