The Safe Way to Cut Trees
Cutting down a tree may seem relatively straightforward. However, it can be very dangerous if done incorrectly. It is important to know how to do it the right way so that you keep yourself and your family safe. In this video, you will learn how to safely cut down a tree. If you are uncomfortable in your ability to safely remove a tree, please consider calling a professional tree removal company.
Form is important when cutting down a tree. You want to make sure you have both hands firmly on the chainsaw and both feet firmly planted on the ground.
Make sure the immediate area is clear of obstacles and have an escape route planned out ahead of time should the tree start falling in your direction. The key here is preparation.
A common danger presents itself when a barber chair occurs. This is when the trunk splits instead of falling over. This can result in the trunk unexpectedly crushing people. The trunk tends to split when the tree is front-leaning or when too much force is applied when pulling the tree. To prevent injury, make sure to have your escape route planned at a 45 degree angle from the fall. Also make sure to cut the tree correctly. Use an open-faced notch with a bore cut.