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Cutting Down a Tree

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I've had a few discussions here regarding trees and issues with them. If you do have a problem tree and it needs felling then this guide will provide some critical information. You should be aware that cutting a tree down can be extremely dangerous and I have covered the safety issues in the guide. Hope this helps with anyone having tree problems. http://hometipster.com/how-to-cut-down-a-tree/

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  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jul 15, 2012

    I do not care how handy you are, cutting down trees should be left to the professionals! It is one way to get yourself or your loved ones killed! A professional has the proper safety gear, climbs the tree and cuts it down in sections which are attached with roping and moved aside. Be sure you verify tree cutters have workmens and comprehensive insurance before they start! This verification comes from their insurance agent, not a copy handed to you by them!!!! There comes a time when saving money can prove to be VERY COSTLY!

  • Hometipster.com
    Hometipster.com Columbus, MS
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Jeanette - I fully agree, when it comes to medium to large trees I would leave it to the professionals. Small trees are easy enough to tackle, but preferably I would leave a tree alone unless it is causing serious problems. I've actually received a number of people asking me about this subject and my advice is always the same - if you don't know what you are doing then call in a Tree Surgeon. Thanks for the advice it is very good - have a great day :) Graham

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jul 15, 2012

    This also depends a lot on the type of tree....wide branching oaks and maples are far more difficult to cut down than a telephone pole like lodgepole pine.

  • Hometipster.com
    Hometipster.com Columbus, MS
    on Jul 16, 2012

    KMS - yes that's a really good point. As Jeanette pointed out, cutting down a tree really is best left to the professionals in most cases. Personally I would only tackle a very small tree - anything larger than that, I would call in a Tree Surgeon.

  • Sherry L
    Sherry L Deridder, LA
    on Jul 16, 2012

    I have an old Oak that isn't pretty and shades my rose garden. No way could I cut it down myself but I have gathered several estimates and the cost is prohibitive so I am stuck with it. Remember if you do have a large tree cut down to keep some of the larger pieces to use in your garden for large pots, tables or other uses. I have pots of Boganvilla on one and Confederate Jasamane on two of them. Great way to get hight in your garden. If the tree you are having cut down is good for fire wood you may be able to nagotiate down the cost by sharing what they will sell your wood for. My neighbor did that and got 800.00 off the cost of the work. She did have more then one tree cut down.

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