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How to cut down a tree

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (2)

While we do not usually recommend it, on rare occasions a responsible pwner may want to cut down their tree. There are serious and significant risks involve in cutting down almost every tree. When a trre is cut, and does not drop in the intended direction, serious complications develoop-- including the death or maiming of the inexperiene operator.

 Husky has some tips :

Working with chainsaws

How to cut down a tree using a chainsaw safely

Cutting down a tree, or felling a tree, with a chainsaw takes careful planning. It is dangerous and should be left to the professionals. However, if the tree is short and small, you may want to tackle it yourself. Keep safety in mind regardless of the tree size. Watch the following video to learn how to cut down a tree with safety techniques in mind.

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It is important that you plan your tree removal carefully. Trees must be felled safely and in the direction that you want them to fall. The most important decision in tree felling is deciding whether there are major obstacles in the area (overhead lines, houses, roads, buildings, nearby tree branches and trunks, etc.). You want the falling tree to hit the ground unobstructed.

Most trees have a natural direction of fall. This is affected by the tree’s lean, the shape of the branches and snow-covered branches. If you are unsure of the tree lean, move a little away from the tree.

To a certain extent, it is possible to force a tree to fall against its natural direction of fall, but this is always at a cost of increasing the risk and of the extra physical exertion needed. It requires knowledge, skills and experience together with the right felling support tools. Trees with weak timber, such as dead or decayed trees, should always be felled in the easiest direction.

Watch our chainsaw training videos series as we guide you on how to notch and hinge a tree for directional felling. Remember, always use chainsaw safety gear like chaps, helmets, hearing and eye protection when operating a chainsaw. Safety first!

As you can readily se, handling a chain sae carries significant risks-- and that's what we manage!

 Whenevr you have a tree you want taken down, just call Scinto and be sure!

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Experienced, well-trained tree workers

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Experienced, well-trained tree workers will brting about the best results in taking down your trees or perfroming trimming and pruning jobs for you. Tree work is recognized by the Labor Deartment as one of the most dangerous occupations.By using  poorly trained employees, workers and sub-contractors, you place yourself at a high risk of something bad going wrong with your tree job.  Look at the fact set of this recent death of a 26 year old tree worker in Connecticut:

 "Eyewitness news learned that 26 year old Frank Cline died after being hit by a swinging tree limb that had been cut down by another worker. Workers on the scene said the deceased man just started working for the company, Trees, Inc., and this was the first residential job site he had been assigned to. Although the tree cutter in the tree had more experience, the groundsman was unfamiliar wityh the techniques of lowering the branches, and was hit by a large branch and killed. One of the other workers for the same company was interviewed and stated that he had "received no training " before being assisgned to a jobsite."

This company had been hit with a number of violations of safety rules from New York to California-- including causing a train accident by placing one of its Bucket Trucks onto the traind tracke, in the path of an on-coming train.



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The take-home message here is: be sure you are dealing with professional, well-trained tree people. With Scinto Tree Care , you are getting over thirty years of experience in all kinds of tree removals, trimmings, prunings. Call Scinto and be sure!