For the felling of trees it is essential to use appropriate work techniques. For this reason here we explain how to cut a tree correctly in a few steps.
How to cut a tree correctly
To do so, follow this procedure:
If you are going to cut trees with a chainsaw, it is important that you prepare. If you use proper planning, the whole process will be not only safe, but also the back of the felling will be simple.
The first thing you should do is check if there are any major obstacles in the area. Such as electrical installations, buildings, houses or roads.
When you are about to carry out the work, make sure you make a correct warning sign, especially if it is an area with recurrent passers-by.
Do not forget that not all trees can be cut, even if they are located inside your property, this does not mean that they can be cut down. Before cutting down a tree on private property, it is advisable to check with the appropriate authorities if it can be done.
Direction of fall
To determine this, you need to thoroughly analyze the tree. That is, what do the branches look like and what is their way of growing? If you still have no idea what the fall would be, proceed to clear the entire area.
For example, if you are going to cut large pine, you must do a pruning of the trunk in order to get rid of all the branches that may be an impediment when cutting the tree. One of the best and most recommended ways is to use a firing chain.
You must choose which logging technique to use and this will depend mainly on the size of the tree, the slope and the chainsaw.
The health of the tree
It is important to check if the tree is in good health, because otherwise, you will have to be much more careful. To check, check if the wood is soft or discolored or if the bottom of the tree looks different. The felling of the tree will have to be done towards the natural sense of the fall.
To cut a tree correctly you can use different tools. This will depend above all on the size. If it is the smallest, you should not necessarily use a machine to cut trees or demolition tools, doing manual force will be more than enough.
If you are going to cut large trees, you can use a wedge of demolition, ropes or winches that in addition to insurance, will be efficient.
What is the procedure for cutting the tree?
- Stand behind the tree with your feet apart.
- Rest your left shoulder against your trunk for it firmly and steadily.
- Head to the top of the front grip. This towards the direction in which you want the tree to fall when it is cut.
- If you want to cut the tree in a specific direction, you must make a type of hinge at the bottom of the trunk and it will be responsible for directing the trajectory of the fall of the tree.
- Don’t forget to also cut a wedge on the side where you want the tree to fall.
Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.