Tree felling in Brisbane requires a lot of skill and expertise and isn’t something that homeowners should readily attempt, particularly if the tree is fairly tall. Having said that, some small trees can be safely cut down by homeowners or owners of larger properties, if you follow the steps outlined below.
- Safety first: Always check that there aren’t any overhead power lines or phone lines in the immediate area, and in the case of power lines – contact the relevant authorities before you undertake any tree felling in Brisbane. If the tree is near a road or path, put up warning signs that tree felling is in progress.
- Organise your equipment: If you need to use a chainsaw, make sure that it’s in good working order, and you have all the necessary safety gear to hand.
- Which way will it fall? You need to know the natural direction of the tree’s fall, because this makes it easier to cut it down safely and land where you want it to land! Also, make sure to clear the area where the tree will fall, as well as a good size area behind the tree, because the latter is your safe area
- Prune the branches: To help the tree fall in the right direction, it’s best to trim as many branches as possible (up to shoulder height at least) before you cut the trunk. This might, involve scaling the tree and if so, it’s best to call the tree felling experts in Brisbane or you could injure yourself.
- Cut a directional notch: This will help the tree to fall in the right direction and there are a variety of ways of cutting this notch using a chainsaw. If you aren’t sure of how to do this, it’s time to call in the experts.
- Is the tree diseased: If the tree is diseased, then it’s going to complicate the felling process, because the tree will be weakened. Sometimes you can fell the tree above the diseased point, but you might need expert help with this issue.
For specialist tree felling in Brisbane, call Community Tree Services on 0420 954 062 or ask us for a free quote.