Tree felling and brush clearing/land clearing are things that you will need to do when you are clearing the land for the building of a home or other structure. Not all tree companies are experienced at brush clearing/land clearing and tree felling and as such, this is a question you need to make sure that you ask them about when you first get them on the phone. Your overall price for this service will depend on the size of land you are talking about as well as the number of trees that you have that need to be cleared. You will without a doubt want to make sure that you get a price quote on this as to avoid you being charged more than you had expected.
Safety and PPE
One of the main concerns when falling/removing trees is safety. There is a lot of danger when it comes to falling trees, we want to make sure that the tree falls in a safe area away from power lines, infrastructure and we want to cause the least amount of damage to the landscape. When you get your trees removed with us we will make sure to get rid of them the safest way possible. We can just fall it if there is enough room, or we will start at the top and work our way down the tree cutting smaller pieces until the job is done.
Another important note on safety is the gear or PPE. When using chainsaws it is important to wear all safety gear such as a hardhat to protect from falling branches a major cause of logger deaths and other falling debris, you'll also want to wear Kevlar chaps to protect your legs from injury from the chainsaw. When a running chainsaw comes into contact with Kevlar chaps the threads in the chaps will be spun around the chainsaw jamming it up and rendering the chainsaw useless. Ear and eye protection are also major pieces of safety equipment that you'll want to be sure and wear when felling trees. Good quality ear muffs or ear plugs will protect your ears from the loud and deafening sound that comes from the chainsaw. Eye protection is crucial so that you don't get saw dust in your eyes or any other debris.
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Using the right tools
When felling a tree there are many different tools that you should have with you in order to be able to get the job done. A few of these tools include wedges, a felling axe, extra parts and a chainsaw tightening tool (supplied with machine). Wedges are an important tool because they can help you control the direction of where the tree falls, even if its leaning the opposite direction. A felling axe can be used to tap the wedges into place, and can also be used to tell the direction that the tree is leaning. You'll also want to have access to any extra parts such as an e-clip or sprocket, and it would be a good idea to carry the tightening tool that came with your chainsaw to make sure you can take apart, clean and tighten the saw up in case the chain becomes loose during use.