Removing large trees is often hazardous and difficult. The task should be left for professional arborists to tackle. Removing a large tree from a narrow space is even more hazardous and difficult. So, how do professionals remove trees squeezed between buildings or hard-to-reach locations? Tree service providers generally have enough knowledge, equipment, and skills to overcome such challenges. Are you wondering what to expect when you hire them? The following are methods that professionals use to remove trees from tight spaces.
1. Remove the Tree in Small Segments
You are probably familiar with the most common tree removal technique, which involves cutting the tree at its base and letting it fall. Unfortunately, the method might not work where the fall zone has a pool or building since it could lead to irreparable damage. The experts will inspect the size of the tree and determine what sections to begin cutting. They will cut the tree limb by limb until only a bare stem is left. Then the trunk will be cut into small sections starting from the top. Every small section will be tied by a rope and lowered down slowly to the ground, leaving surrounding structures untouched. The arborist will repeat the procedure until there are no more sections to cut. They could also grind the stump if necessary.
2. Removal Using Heavy Equipment
Arborists use cranes to remove trees when there's limited time. The method is often the quickest and safest. However, your property must have enough space to allow the crane to access the tree. The method requires expert operator services and skills. The crane operator will tightly hold the tree's stem with the equipment's cables and lift it from the ground. The operator will then swing the uprooted tree in the open air and place it on the ground, where the experts will cut it down into smaller logs and sections.
3. Tree Felling
This method is highly discouraged in urban settings since the tree might hit and damage everything on its way as it falls. Tree felling is recommended in rural areas where there is a low risk of damage. The arborist will determine an appropriate fall zone and find the right cuts to make on the tree's stem. The angle of the cuts on the tree's base will determine how the tree falls. It is important to ensure the tree lands in the allocated fall zone without damaging other trees or property.
You should schedule tree removal as soon as possible to avoid accidents and injuries. The above are common techniques professionals use to remove trees in tight spaces. If you are worried about your house, powerlines, or neighbor's property, your arborist will work to ensure nothing goes wrong during the removal process.
Reach out to a tree removal service to find out more.