Removing A Pine Tree From Your Property

Posted on: 2 December 2014

If you have a pine tree on your property that is getting too large and is becoming a threat to either your home or garage or shed, you will want to have it removed before something you value becomes damaged. Pine needles alone can be damaging, as well. You can call a tree service to remove the tree for your, but what if you don't have the funds? Here are some ways that you can look into to get your tree removed inexpensively.

Where Is The Tree Located?

If the tree is located near the street, but is leaning towards your home or is large and you are afraid it may fall into your home, you may be able to have someone remove it for free. If it is on town property, you can call the town building to see if they would be able to do anything for you. If it is near power lines, you may be able to have the local power company cut back branches for you, making it less likely to damage your property. If it is located solely on your property, you will need to take care of it yourself.

Ask Around

You may be able to find a friend that will cut down the tree in exchange for the use of the firewood. See if there are any local wood cutters that may want to cut down the tree to use the wood to sell for their business. Free wood is sometimes a great bartering tool in removing the tree, as it is a commodity that many people desire during the winter months.

Have A Friend Help

You can try removing the pine tree on your own with the use of a friend or two to help you. Tie a chain or thick rope around the tree as far up as you can attach it. This will be held by one friend to try and direct the tree where you want to fell it. Use a chainsaw to remove any larger branches from the tree before attempting to cut the stump area, as this will lighten the load before trying to remove.

Make a downward angled cut in the tree stump to about the middle of the stump. Then cut straight across horizontally to the middle of the stump,making a wedge area of the stump that can be removed. This should be done on the side of the tree in the direction you want it to fall. Make a horizontal cut across from the wedge, allowing the tree to topple toward the wedge side. Have your friend direct the tree using the rope or chain.

Talk to a tree service, such as DJ's Tree Service, for more information.

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