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How to Cut Down a Dead Tree by Hand if You Don’t Have a Chainsaw

There is no life without trees. They also support all kinds of life with food, shade, and shelter, in addition to producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. According to a quote attributed to Warren Buffett, “someone is sitting in the shade now because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

They are a present from mother nature. Nevertheless, there are regrettable circumstances in which we are required to cut down the trees in order to serve the greater good.

In most cases, a dying or rotting tree may be brought back to life by having a professional prune or trim the sections of the tree that are severely damaged.

However, if cutting back does not improve the situation, removal is the next step that might be taken as a last resort. When it comes to cutting down dead trees, there are a few different options available. If the tree is relatively small and its removal is not too difficult, you may be able to perform the task on a “Do It Yourself” basis.

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Contacting a professional dead tree removal service is the best option when dealing with bigger trees or trees located in potentially hazardous areas (such as close proximity to buildings or other structures) (like us).

We offer the highest quality services available in the region. In order to get in touch with us, you can either give us a call at the number 334-310-4556 or fill out the online contact form.

How can dead trees be removed on a do-it-yourself basis?

You are going to fundamentally require the following tools:

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  • Containers and potting soil are available from Spade (optional)
  • String Trimmer
  • Work gloves
  • Axe Steel-toed boots
  • Safety goggles

After you have put together your tool kit for removing trees, proceed with the stages that are listed below:

  1. Take down any further dead branches. You will be able to better handle the weight of the tree and have an easier time removing it if you do this.
  2. It is important to clean up the space around the tree by removing any weeds and grass.
  3. Get rid of the roots (if they are very long and far reaching).
  4. Ensure that the soil in the region around the tree is moist.
  5. Create a circular trench in the dirt all the way around the tree.
  6. Continue digging until all of the top soil has been removed.
  7. After the top layer of dirt has been removed, you may next begin removing the roots. Take into consideration that you can leave the roots in place if you want to plant another tree in the same location. They will be of assistance to the freshly planted tree as it grows.
  8. Now, with the assistance of a shovel, dig out the root ball that is encircling the base of the tree trunk. You might ask a member of your family or a close friend for assistance in taking the tree out.

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How can dead trees be removed on a do-it-yourself basis

Warning to All Who Read It

When cutting down a dead tree, it is imperative that safety procedures be adhered to at all times. Protect yourself from flying wood chips and swinging tools by protecting your hands and eyes with safety goggles, steel-toed boots, and gloves.

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Winston-Salem Tree Service provides tree removal services that are both competent and reasonably priced. Give us a call right now to receive a no-obligation and, in many cases, same-day quote.

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