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The same technique is not used to get rid of a bulky tree, depending on its size and location. Professionals for tree removal help us to see more clearly.

In which cases is a tree bulky?

The most common cause of a bulky tree is when its essence is not adapted to the available space. For example, a cedar of the Atlas planted in a very small garden and rising to 20 meters high. There is also the case of trees that are crazy about water, and that will block the internal water evacuation systems. A tree, while growing, can also be dangerous for the residents or for the house. There is also the case where the tree is a source of dispute with the neighbors because its branches or roots encroach on their property. Finally, a tree can be considered bulky because it is misplaced and hinders the view, for example. So before buying a tree, ask the nurseryman for advice.

How to get rid of a small tree?

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For a tree up to 10 cm in diameter, a saw can be used. Japanese teething saws, in particular, which cut when pulled, are very effective. The larger branches are then cut with pruning shears, and possibly the small branches with small shears.

And for a bulky tree of average size

For a tree up to 30 cm in diameter, you can fell it yourself if you are used to handling certain tools, and if there is enough space in the garden for the tree to fall. In this case, using a chainsaw, we make a notch in the triangle of a quarter of the diameter of the trunk. It is this cut that gives the direction of fall. Then we make a cut on the other side of the trunk, leaving a “hinge,” which is a strip of wood on which the tree takes its direction of fall.

And for a bulky tree of big size

Beyond 30 cm in diameter or in the case of a tree that cannot fall in one piece, it is necessary to call on a specialized company: either a pruning company or a landscape company with a specialty of pruning, within both cases a minimum of two confirmed arborist climbers. It is necessary to privilege certified companies. Avoid calling on simple gardeners or companies from other state bodies that do this occasionally.

How do professionals proceed to cut a large, bulky tree?

They proceed by dismounting. The arborist technician climbs the tree to the top with ropes. He cuts all the branches and then he chimes the trunk from top to bottom, in case there is nothing fragile below. Otherwise, they proceed by dismounting with retention that is to say by keeping all the pieces of wood and gently lowering them to a specific place. As for the stump, it is removed with a stump cutter, which turns it into chips and goes down to 70 cm deep, which allows replanting immediately behind.

What are the safety rules to follow when cutting a bulky tree?

Already, an individual must assess the risks before doing this work himself because there are often accidents. If you feel able to handle a saw or chainsaw, you should wear safety cutoff pants, leather gloves, safety shoes, safety goggles, earmuffs and possibly a helmet. Professionals must have appropriate personal protective equipment, ropes, harnesses, carabineers approved.