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Advice on removing tree braches

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by gladiator, 16 Oct 2021.

  1. gladiator

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    You say that you want to remove the whole tree but are only asking about removing the lower branches. What are you going to do with the rest of the tree?

    If you are getting someone to deal with that I suspect it would be simpler to get them to deal with the whole tree.
     
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    Sorry but I don't see what that has to do with my question. Whether you remove 5% or 95% of the branches you will still be left with the trunk. What are you going to do about that?

    Sounds daft to me. If you cut a higher branch it may well bounce off of a lower branch and land somewhere unexpected, potentially doing damage. Maybe even hitting the ladder.
    Alternatively a falling branch may well catch on lower branch(es) and when you come to cut those a lot more wood will fall at once.
     
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    If the tree is coming down, you remove all the branches.
    Bottom to top.
    Leave a sizeable bit of branch which then acts as a point for a rope which is attached to a section of trunk above.

    then you cut the trunk in sections, using the remainder as a hoist point to control it being lowered on the rope.

    if you don’t know what you should be doing, do nothing
     
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    He says it is but says he is only doing some branches. If someone else is doing the rest I can't see why he would not get them to do the lot.

    +1 to that.
     
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    Go ahead and hire a chain saw, what could go wrong?? :eek::eek:

    Andy
     
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    Trees can be very heavy and from a height can do a lot of damage. Is the tree surrounded by plenty of open space to safely fall into, or does it need to be brought down in stages, a bit at a time?
     
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    It would make more sense to post a pic of the tree and surroundings
     
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