What is Tree Felling?
Tree felling is the removal of a tree to its lowest possible level. Where space and ground allow, the tree can be felled in a single section using various techniques to control the direction of fall. Otherwise, we can safely dismantle the tree via expert rigging.
This process is usually performed for safety, health, or aesthetic reasons. Trees that are dead, diseased, or hazardous can pose a significant risk to the surrounding environment, and therefore, it is important to remove them.
A tree identified with woodpecker’s holes, cracks, splits, cavities and rot holes may have bat roost potential, and will need to be lowered gently, in a controlled manner to ground level.
Each section will be laid on the ground with holes and cracks facing upward for as long as possible (at least 24 hours under suitable weather conditions is advisable); this gives any possible bat a chance to vacate the tree.
Arbor Call will work closely with the ecology team to ensure that best practice is adhered to at all times.
The Tree Felling Process
Tree felling involves several steps that must be followed to ensure a safe and successful removal. Here is a step-by-step guide to the process:
- Inspection: A professional arborist will inspect the tree to determine the best way to approach the felling process. They will check the tree for any defects, such as cracks or rot, and assess the surrounding environment to determine the best direction for the tree to fall.
- Clearing the Area: The area around the tree will be cleared of any obstacles or debris that could interfere with the felling process. This includes removing any nearby objects or structures, such as power lines or buildings.
- Making the Cut: Once the area is clear, the arborist will make a strategic cut in the trunk of the tree, known as a notch. This cut is designed to direct the tree's fall in the desired direction.
- Felling the Tree: With the notch in place, the arborist will make the final cut to fell the tree. The tree will then fall in the predetermined direction.
- Tree Removal: Once the tree has fallen, the arborist will remove the branches and trunk, leaving the site clear and safe.
Benefits of Tree Felling
While tree felling may seem like a destructive process, it can actually be beneficial for the environment and the health of your landscape. Here are some of the benefits of tree felling:
- Safety: Removing hazardous trees can help prevent accidents and injuries on your property.
- Health: Removing diseased or dead trees can help prevent the spread of disease and improve the overall health of your landscape.
- Aesthetics: Removing unsightly trees or those that are out of place can improve the overall appearance of your property.
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