Tree felling from ground level is limited to situations that pose zero risk of damage to property or persons. Only when all risks have been properly assessed, from telephone and power cables, to clearance zones and the natural lean of the tree, should a tree be felled from ground level.
There are several different tree felling techniques that can be used, depending on the size and location of the tree, as well as the surrounding conditions. Here are a few common tree felling techniques:
Traditional Felling: This technique involves cutting a notch into the side of the tree that is facing the desired falling direction, and then making a perpendicular cut on the opposite side. This causes the tree to fall in the desired direction.
Direct Felling: This technique involves cutting the tree from the bottom up, rather than from the top down. This method is typically used for smaller trees that can be controlled by hand.
Back Cut Felling: This technique is similar to traditional felling, but instead of cutting a notch, a back cut is made on the side of the tree facing the desired falling direction. This causes the tree to lean in the desired direction and fall when the main cut is made.
Drop Cut Felling: This technique is used to fell trees that are too large or dangerous to fell with traditional methods. It involves cutting the base of the tree and using a crane or other heavy equipment to pull the tree in the desired direction.
Cable Felling: This technique is used for trees that are too large or dangerous to fell with traditional methods. It involves attaching cables to the tree and using a crane or other heavy equipment to pull the tree in the desired direction.
High-climbing Felling: High-climbing felling is a technique used to cut down trees that are in difficult to access areas. An arborist climbs the tree and cuts it down in sections while being safely harnessed to the tree.
It is important to note that different techniques may have different safety requirements and may require different equipment and expertise. It is always best to hire a professional arborist with the knowledge and expertise to properly assess the situation and choose the appropriate tree felling technique.
When felling a tree from ground level, several factors should be considered to ensure safety and prevent damage to property. These include:
It is also important to consider the environmental impact of felling the tree and to obtain the necessary permits before proceeding.
WHEN PRUNED CORRECTLY BY AN EXPERIENCED TREE SURGEON, CROWN LIFTING CAN OPEN UP THE AREA AROUND THE TREE AND PROMOTE GOOD LIGHT TRANSMISSION.